Students ages 9 and up are invited to learn how to throw on a pottery wheel!
“They're learning patience, how to plan for something. They're learning that this is not an immediate kind of thing, it's a process,” says Stylianou. “For students with anxiety, it could be a really nice release because almost everyone finds success with hand-building, it's really hard to do it wrong. It's something everybody can be successful at, therefore it's building self esteem for students.”
Classes are scheduled in eight-week sessions and take place once a week. In addition to ceramics, the studio offers other art classes for both children and adults, and summer camp programs.
While Studio E Arts Classes has been in Miller Place since 1991, the Stylianous took over as owners in 2012. All children's classes are taught and overseen by New York state-certified art teachers.
Registration for late spring and summer ceramics classes is open. More information is available on the website.
Image: A ceramic teapot with a purple glaze, created by Studio E students.
Courtesy: Studio E