577 Foundation offers summer classes for all ages

PERRYSBURG – The 577 Foundation will be featuring the following classes this summer. Visit
www.577foundation.org or call 419-874-4174 for more information and to sign up.
The 577 foundation is located at 577 E. Front St. and is open 9 to 5 p.m. daily.
Family Pottery
1st-12th grades with adult
The adult and child will explore hand built pottery. The class will demonstrate projects using techniques
like coils, pinch, slab, extruded clay. Make projects together or individually. Decorate with colored
slips. Finish pieces with a clear glaze. No experience necessary. Limit 10 people.
June 17, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Fee $20 per youth and per adult.
Saturday Pottery
Featuring: cups and mugs
Class provides intermediate and advance students pottery skill instructions, individual attention and
demonstrations. Prerequisite: Taken the 577 adult pottery class. Limit: 15 people.
June 28, 9 a.m. to noon. Fee $18.
Pottery Faqs
Class provides intermediate and advance students a chance to ask questions and get further instructions
while working independently on projects. Prerequisite: taken the 577 adult pottery class. Limit: 15
people.
June 28, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Fee $18.
Slab of Summer
Entering K-2nd grades
Spend five afternoons exploring outside for ideas such as flowers, birds, fish and then come inside and
make it from clay. Make items like tiles, plates, vases and pinch pots. And, get a chance to try the
potters wheel. Bring a snack/drink for a break each day. Limit: 10 people.
June 7-11, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Fee $75.
Throwing Workshop
Spend the morning watching and asking questions from the 577 pottery director, Julie Beutler. Her work is
in private collections throughout the world and she has an extensive exhibition record, featuring her
work at her own gallery/studio, Angelwood Gallery. With her 20 years of teaching experience to all ages
in both throwing and hand building, she will share her technique, tricks and the fundamentals of
throwing (with a little hand building), as well as trimming and discuss her approach to her own work.
The class will cover basic shapes, more complex pieces, lids, handles and altered forms. This workshop
will be great for pottery students, art teachers and professionals wanting to expand their knowledge of
the wheel. The morning will end with a catered lunch. Also, there will be a wet work silent auction at
the end. Limit 25 people.
July 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fee $50.
Slab of Summer
Entering 3rd-5th grades
Spend five mornings exploring clay and making pots. The focus will be on items like flower pots, bird
feeders, bowls and plates. Also, experience throwing on the pottery wheel. Explore textures and plant
life outside to inspire our pottery making inside. Bring a snack/drink for a break each day. Limit 12
people.
July 14-18, 10 a.m. to noon. Fee $95.
Saturday Pottery
Featuring: animals
Class provides intermediate and advance students pottery skill instructions, individual attention and
demonstrations. Prerequisite: Taken the 577 adult pottery class. Limit 15 people.
July 26, 9 a.m. to noon. Fee $18.
Slab of Summer
Entering 6th-12th grades
Explore different techniques from hand building to extruder to pottery wheel. A variety of projects and
the use of marbled red and brown clay for some of the projects. On the last day (weather permitting) we
will have a raku firing, a special outside firing that produces colorful surfaces on pottery unlike any
other firings. Limit 12 people.
July 28 to Aug. 1, 10 a.m. to noon. Fee $95.
Additional classes will be offered in August, and will be listed later.