Thursday Afternoon Centering Sessions | WInter 2023 - Session 2

Thursdays from 2 pm-5 pm

Instructor: Kathryn Whitlock 

Sessions 1 and 2 Duration: January 5 - April 20 (16-week course) 

Class Terms: You must apply to participate HERE before purchasing this course. In addition, please see our Centering Sessions page for more information.

Storytelling Through Slip Casting

Through a blend of Mindfulness-Based Art Therapy and Narrative Therapy, this course combines the technical skills of slip-casting with a deep exploration of personal symbology to encourage a thoughtful and self-reflective slip-casting practice. Participants will receive training in the technical skills of slip-casting including mold-making, slip formulation, casting, finishing, and glazing as well as weekly group art therapy sessions which relate the phases of change within the slip-casting process to life issues outside the studio. 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 opportunities
  • The first 50 pounds of clay


Session 1  Studio Hours through sign up system only:

Monday - Tuesday 2-5 pm 

Thursday 10 am-1 pm and 6-9 pm 

Friday - Saturday 2-5 pm 


Session 2: Open Studio Hours through sign up system only:

Monday - Tuesday 2-5 pm 

Thursdays 6-9 pm 

Friday - Saturday 2-5 pm


Please note: No cash refunds are issued once classes have begun. 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. In rare circumstances, credits may be given towards classes per the Education Studio staff. Please contact the Onsite Manager at for more information