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CLASS REGISTRATIONS must be received in advance. Please pay attention to class registration cut-off dates. Cut-off dates are established by the instructor so we will cancel a class if the minimum enrollment is not met by that date.  To register for a class, click on the register button at the bottom of a class description.  You will be able to choose to print off a form and mail it with a check or a credit card number or you may choose to complete the online form and pay using PayPal.  If you choose to print the form and mail it, you must complete all the information in order for us to process it.

We offer several SERIES of events, both in classes and live music categories and also have a CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM and a CERAMICS PROGRAM.  A general description of each series or program is at the top of each appropriate tab, then individual events are posted by date. Classes for children may be found under the Kids' Events tab.

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These ceramics classes are specially geared towards fun and artistic discovery.  In our friendly and relaxed environment, children will gain knowledge and confidence in the arts, while learning creative thinking.  Children will be exposed to and gain the experience of an actual professional pottery studio.

Ceramic artists Debi Robinson-Smith and Kassie Smith, both from Moscow, have helped us get the studio set up and will be the instructors.  

Debi Robinson-Smith has been creating art on the Palouse since 1985. She served for 7 years as co-chair of Palouse Women Artists, and is passionate about women in the arts. Debi has worked with students at the Colton School and the Dahmen Barn, and with "at risk" youth in the Quad Cities. While she currently works primarily in fabric arts (repairing delicate fabrics and mending heirlooms), recycled /up-cycled found object assemblages, her true calling is "hands in clay". She is looking forward to classes in the clay studio at the Dahmen Barn, and is thrilled to work with Kassie Smith, MFA, on the Barn's newest wonderful project.

Kassie earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in ceramics from Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan in 2013. Immediately following, she moved to Moscow to pursue her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Idaho, which she completed in May of 2016. Kassie has been teaching (and loving) the Introduction to Ceramics course at the University of Idaho since January of 2014. She loves nothing more than being elbows deep in a giant mound of clay at the pottery wheel and enjoys sharing her passion with others. Wheel-throwing is her building technique of choice and she has a strong affinity for functional pottery while maintaining a dedicated sculptural art practice.

Ala Carte Children's Ceramics Classes summer 2017
Cost: $125.00
Date: For June, July and August classes, students may choose six sessions on Tuesdays and/or Saturdays from 1-3pm

Classes in our fully equipped studio are offered to children with any level of experience.  Kids will do hand building and those who wish to try a wheel will be able to do so.  Clay and firing is included in the fee.  Ceramic artist Debi Robinson-Smith from Moscow is the instructor.

In this ala carte approach, students may sign up for six sessions during the three months the topic is offered, any Tuesdays or Saturdays from 1-3pm.  The class fee must be paid at time of registration. When you register, we will put you in touch with the instructor for scheduling.

Ages: kids 5 to 16 years

Materials: all materials provided in the classes.


BARN & SHOP HOURS:  Thursday through Sunday 10 am to 6 pm.
CLOSED: New Year's Day, Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.