4 Elements Studio in Utica, ny 


Wheel Throwing for all Levels 

In this class, beginners will learn the basics of wheel 

throwing, centering clay, throwing a variety of shapes,

firing and glazing. For intermediate students, this class

will focus on throwing more complex forms and surface decorating.         


Sept. 7,​14,21,28 /6-8 pm 

Oct. 5,12,19,26/6-8 pm

Nov. 2,9,16,30/6-8 pm

Workshop fee$155

 Creative Wheel Throwing for all Levels   


This is course will support and encourage all levels to establish

and improve throwing skills. Focus will be on practicing throwing

techniques, as well as altering the form and addressing the surface

with texture to enhance the form.

Day 1 Demonstration on throwing techniques and
        individual throwing support. (Make 2-3 pieces)

Day 2 Wheel time (make 2-3 more pieces).
​       Trim and clean up previous work. Surface demonstration

Day 3 Trim and clean up previous work. Complete Surface and Critique.

Day 4 Glaze and Potluck!

Sept. 8,15,22,29/ 1-3 pm                                                        

Oct. 6,13,20,27/1-3 pm​​

Workshop fee - $155

Ikebana Handbuilding 

Ikebana is the Japanese art of floral arrangements. Explore slab and pinch

methods of construction that will focus on forms that will enhance the art

of ikebana. ag
3 week series 

Day 1 During this first day we will explore the art and history of Ikebana.

Instruction on slab and pinch methods of construction. We will create 2-3 pieces. 

Day 2 Workday. Create 2-3 more pieces as well as glazing previous pieces.

Day 3 Glazing pieces made on day two and creating our own ikebana arrangements

from day 1 

​Sept. 8,15,22,29 / 4-6 pm 

​Oct. 6,13,20,27 /4-6 pm

Workshop fee - $155

​​Open Figure Drawing 


These Open Figure Drawing sessions focus on short poses, gesture 

drawing, with emphasis on form through light and shadow.

Participants will be drawing from a live model. Bring your own supplies. 
4 Elements Studio will provide easels. 

July 16- Sept. 24 / 6-9 pm 
​(No session on Sept. 3rd)

Session fee $75

Drop In fee $10

​​​Figurative Sculpture Course 


Students will have the opportunity to express their ideas of the human

landscape, learn the foundations of anatomical gesture and form,

and also be given the opportunity to discuss their work with the 
instructor and other class members.

Oct. 9,16,23,30/ 5-8 pm

Course fee - $155


Pattern Design Workshop


This workshop is tailored for those who wants to use traditional tools

such as paper, pencil and colors and for those who desire to use computer

laptop or iPad for their drawing. This is a beginner-advanced level course,

participants who want to use digital technology need the following skills

to be successful in the workshop: basic working knowledge of

Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Draw. 

Open to ages 15 and up. 

Materials that students need to bring:

Traditional method: paper, compass, ruler and a set of different colors.

Digital technology: participants must bring their own laptops with

Adobe Photoshop installed to participate in this course.

Adobe offers a free 30-day trial of Photoshop.

IPad participants can download Adobe Draw for free.

Oct. 7,14,21,28 / 1-3 pm 

Workshop fee - $90

​​Young Potters 

with Ian Bellassai

Young artists from 6-12 will be introduced to the basic pinch, wheel

throwing, coil and slab hand building techniques, through projects

designed to stimulate creativity in a playful way. The emphasis is on

fun, while experimenting with the tactile and plastic qualities of clay.

Sept. 8,15,22,29 / 1-2:30 pm

Oct. 6, 13,20,27/ 1-2:30 pm 

Workshop fee - $110


Fee to all of our classes are fully refundable with written cancellation at least 2 weeks prior to class start, 50% will be refunded within two weeks . No refund is available once class has started. Payment must accompany registration . 


You can also  enroll by mail at 4 ELEMENTS STUDIO

                                                730 BROADWAY 

                                                UTICA , NY 13502


                            OR BY PHONE AT ( 315 ) 794-1689




Workshop fee - $155