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Potter’s Wheel and Photoshop Basics at SHY RABBIT

SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts: Gallery, Studio and Workshops recently added March sessions of introductory Ceramics from the Potter’s Wheel and Photoshop Basics workshops are filling quickly, so don’t delay.

No previous experience required. Online registration is also now available for all workshops at:

WORK-Shops@SHY RABBIT are held in one of two spacious 1,000 square-foot mixed media studios, and are instructed by professional artist, D. Michael Coffee. 

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Ceramics from the Potter’s Wheel I-(Introductory, two spaces left).

This course runs five consecutive Wednesday evenings, March 3–31, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Course fee: $275. Special glazing session, Saturday, April 10, 1-4 p.m.

Make-up sessions are available for students that are unable to attend all five consecutive classes.

Open studio time is also included in the course fee, providing an adequate amount of practice time for students in between classes. This optional practice time is available daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and is highly recommended for learning and improvement.

This five-week introductory course is designed for novice and experienced potters alike. Participants will learn the concepts of wedging, centering, opening, pulling and shaping forms, trimming and finishing, and glazing.

Photoshop Basics -(Introductory, 2 spaces left).

Saturday only, March 20, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Course fee: $90; includes use of studio equipment as needed.

This workshop will cover the general principles of Photoshop manipulation specific to the needs of artists. It will focus on image/file formats, image sizing, cropping, and image correction. It will cover accepted practices for submission requirements to juried competitions, publications and newspapers (both online and hardcopy). The preparation of images to be used in promotional materials and Web site use will also be discussed.

For more information on these or any of the workshops offered at SHY RABBIT, visit

For space availability or to register, contact Denise Coffee by calling 731-2766. Visa and M/C payment accepted.

SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts; Gallery, Studio and Workshops is located at 333 Bastille Drive; two blocks north of U.S. 160, off of North Pagosa Boulevard. The 4,000 square-foot arts facility houses a ceramic studio and fine art gallery, two mixed-media workshops, and two large exhibition spaces.

SHY RABBIT winter hours are Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Monday through Wednesday, by appointment or chance.

For more information on any of the workshops offered at SHY RABBIT, visit