Thursday Afternoon Centering Session | Summer 2023 - Session 2

Thursday Afternoon Centering Sessions - "Speaking Through Color & Surface"

Thursdays from 2 pm-5 pm

Instructor: Kathryn Whitlock 

Spring + Summer: Sessions 1 and 2: April 27-August 17 (16-week course) 

Color has been described by some as the language of dreams. This course will familiarize participants with Mind/Body sensory processing, the expressive therapies continuum, color theory, and glaze formulation. From base glaze to triaxial blend to final product, students will learn a step-by-step approach to expanding their ceramic palette. Weekly group art therapy sessions will center around the exploration of personal color language, self-compassion, and emotional flexibility. Additionally, demos will center on texture, surface, fluidity, and line quality as well as the creation of functional and aesthetically pleasing test vessels. Prior clay experience is encouraged, but not required. 

Katheryn’s Professional description 

Kathryn is a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor, Provisionally Licensed Art Therapist, and Certified Trauma Professional. She holds a BA in Ceramics with a Minor in Psychology and an MA in Counseling with a Specialization in Art Therapy from Wayne State University. She utilizes a combined approach of Mindfulness-Based Art Therapy, Existentialism, and Person-Centered approaches inflected with Transactional Analysis and Object Relations perspectives to facilitate Art Therapy courses that support participant growth and encourage introspection and greater emotional regulation. She has been a practicing clay artist for more than 15 years and has been working with Pewabic since 2015. 

Who should take this class?: This class is best suited for adults (18+) who would like to set aside time for mindfulness, self-centering, and personal artistic growth regardless of clay experience or skill level all under the supervision of a licensed art therapist. 

What’s included?: 

  • 3 hours of weekly instruction (during scheduled class time)
  • Glazes, slips and underglazes, and firings 
  • A small studio shelf 
  • Open studio opportunity
  • The first 50 pounds of clay

Open Studio Hours Session 1 through sign up system only:

Mondays: 10 am - 1 pm and 2-5 pm

Tuesdays: 2-5 pm

Thursdays 6-9 pm

Friday-Saturday 2-5 pm

Open Studio Hours Session 2 through sign up system only: 

Mondays-Tuesday 2 -5 pm

Thursdays 10 am-1 pm and 6-9 pm

Fridays 10 am-1 pm and 2-5 pm 

Saturdays 2-5 pm

Please note: No cash refunds will be issued during the first week of classes. Pewabic Education Studio is under no obligation to reschedule classes that are canceled upon the closure of the facility due to inclement weather, power outages, misunderstanding of schedule, covid shut down, and or personal schedule. There is no guarantee that a make-up class will be offered. Classes will not be prorated to accommodate a missed class, nor will refunds be issued. Please contact the Onsite Manager at for more information.