Clay Handbuilding: Thursday 6 p.m-9 p.m.

$215.00Member Price: $185.00

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Class Description: 

In this 6 week class students will learn clay hand-building techniques. Students will focus on functional and decorative pottery with a variety of traditional and modern techniques. Participants learn freehand and mold techniques to make a wide range of forms, from bowls and mugs to wall hangings and platters.

Forms will be complimented through glazing and finishing techniques that add color and design to the work.

This course is for beginner and intermediate students.


Instructor Flavio Souza has been an active member at First City Art Center and a working ceramic artist at since 2015. His primary interests are in sculptural and hand built forms, created using a range of techniques, that are often informed by his background in architecture. Souza’s other art interests span mediums including drawing, painting and sewing.

2023 Dates:

  • January 5th – February 9th
  • February 23rd – March 30th
  • April 14th – May 19th
  • June 1st – July 6th
  • July 20th – August 24th
  • September 7th  – October 12th
  • October 26 – November 30th

Classroom Location:

When you arrive for class please use the De Soto Street entrance to enter the FCAC parking lot. You may park anywhere in the lot that is available, please do not block cars from exiting. There are several parking spaces along Guillemard St. if you need closer parking than available in the parking lot.

The hand building and sculpture studio (building #3), is located in the Northeast corner of campus, to your far right when entering the parking lot. The classroom has a large, colorful mural on it. See the campus map below.

Ceramics Open Studio

Students enrolled in one of our six-week pottery classes are able to participate in Open Studio for no additional cost for the duration of the class. This benefit extends to the seventh week right after the session, which allows students to finish work made in class.

* On evening hours if no one shows up by 7:45 p.m. the studio may close.

COVID-19 Campus Policies

Masking is optional for indoor programming as of February 28, 2022 per CDC recommendations, but FCAC still encourages masking for those who choose to or are vulnerable to Covid-19. FCAC management will monitor Covid-19 conditions and reserves the right to change policies at any time.





14+(See Requirements)


6-week course


Flavio Souza


Thursday Evenings from 6:00pm till 9:00pm


  • Students under 18 must be approved by the instructor before enrolling. Please contact
  • Participant/Guardian is responsible for notifying FCAC if there are any considerations, medical conditional, ect. that the Instructor should be aware of.
  • WAIVER: Signed waivers are required for participation. Please sign and bring with you to your class.


  • Price includes one bag of clay, all materials, use of studio tools, firing and Open Studio time for the duration of the class.

Cancellation Policy

Students will receive a refund of tuition minus 10% if the student contacts us no later than 7 days prior to the first day of class. Cancellations up to 48 hours before the start of the class will receive a 50% refund. Any cancellations within 48 hours before the start of the class, or after the class has begun will not be refunded. In the case of an emergency, the student may be able to transfer their payment towards another class based on availability.

Class sizes are limited and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Unfortunately, FCAC is unable to prorate students for missed classes or classes that they are unable to attend. We strive to provide the highest quality art classes and we value your feedback. If you would like to share your experience or have questions or concerns, please email us at

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