Nov 7 - Clay Bird Feeder with Dianna Frymiare

Date: Saturday, November 7, 10:30 am - 12 pm

  • $20 suggested donation for class (registration form below)
  • If you don't already have clay at home, you can purchase a $10 kit with 6 lbs. of low fire earthenware clay and a coupon to fire your project.

This 90-minute class will be taught via Zoom. You will gather supplies ahead of time so you can work along with the instructor. In addition, the class will be recorded so that you can review the video for 30 days in case you missed any details.

This class is designed for the beginner as well as those who would like to build their skills. This course is of easy-medium difficulty and can be completed by ages 8-80+ in the comfort of your own home.

During this class, we will show you the basic technique of rolling out slabs and hand building this project. You will be shown how to make slip to use for attaching your pieces. In addition to that, you will be shown some skills to help you embellish this and all your future projects.

You will also be given ideas on how to look for items that you can use to texturize your piece if you so desire.

This class has a list of tools (+a photo of those tools) needed that can easily be obtained in most households or found for free or inexpensively around town. See below.

List of tools needed to complete birdfeeder course (see photo for identification):

  1. 2-3 pieces of paper
  2. Cardboard (1 to cover your work surface, 1- approx. 16 x 16, 1-6 x 6) pizza box works great
  3. Tape
  4. 2 lids (1-approx 3” across, 1- approx. 6” across)
  5. Small lidded jar
  6. Pencil
  7. Spoon, fork, & knife
  8. Old credit card
  9. Scissors
  10. Ruler
  11. Toilet & paper towel tubes
  12. 2 Large paint stirrers (must be large for correct thickness)
  13. Thin rope (no thicker than pencil)
  14. Rolling pin or large dowel
  15. Small paint brush
  16. 1” soft sponge (thicker the better) you can use a towel folded if you don’t have
  17. Toothpick
  18. Small dowel- for perches (not thicker than pencil) *not shown
  19. Anything you can find to texturize, some examples include: fine mesh strainer or garlic press, firm bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard, baking molds, doilies, scrubbies…… the list can go on and on. Be creative!

Registration Info

Type your payment amount in the field on the "Register Now" form below.

Pick one of these three choices:

  1. Single Registration - Recommended donation for one person to take class = $20.
  2. Pay It Forward - You may pay for yourself & make an additional donation for someone else who may not currently be able to afford the class on their own = $40
  3. Pay What You Can - If you can't pay the full $20, please contribute any amount you are able. Thank you!

RiverArts is committed to accessible programming and to compensating artists and instructors fairly. We are offering virtual classes on a 'pay what you can' basis. Those with limited funds are welcome to enjoy full access to the class for a small donation. Those who are able are invited to pay more, to support access to art experiences for all.


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