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Figure Sculpting with Clay

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side

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Upper East Side, Manhattan
1395 Lexington Ave
At 92nd St
New York, New York 10128
Venue: S369, 3rd Fl, S Bldg
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Karen Tepaz

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this clay class:

Learn figure sculpting techniques in one of the best equipped ceramics studios in NYC!

Working with a live model for portraiture and full-figure pieces, gain skills in depicting the human form in clay. 

Both long and short poses will be offered, with some pieces created as exercises and some taken to completion and fired.

Important Notes

  • 92Y studios come equipped with 25 electric potters' wheels, a gas reduction kiln and three electric kilns. During the fall and spring terms you’ll have the opportunity to take classes using stoneware, and in the summer month’s porcelain is the material of choice. 
  • All work is glaze-fired to cone 10. Clay is included in the cost of tuition (unless you use bagged clay, which may be purchased for $20 per 25-pound bag). 
  • Firing charge is five cents per cubic inch for two firings for all work made in classes and workshops. 
  • Students must supply their own tools, which may be purchased from 92Y, for sale in the class for $25, as well as aprons for $16.
  • You may bring a towel (optional).

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows:

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

Refund Policies:

92nd Street Y is not responsible for providing makeup classes or issuing refunds for programs missed as a result of illness, emergencies or other events beyond our control.

There are no refunds for outings, classes or workshops that meet fewer than three times per semester.

If you are unable to attend, you may contact Customer Service prior to the first date for a receipt that enables you to claim your contribution as a tax-deductible gift.

Unless otherwise noted in program description, the following schedule applies to programs which meet three times or more per semester:

  • To receive a 100% refund, written request must be received 2 weeks prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 75% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 50% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the second session.
  • After that, refunds cannot be granted.

All refund requests must be submitted in writing to Customer Service. Refunds are computed from the date written notice is received.

To receive a refund, you must enclose the original of your confirmation letter.

Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your refund request. Processing fees, membership fees, auditions fees and class or exercise cards are not refundable. No cash refunds.


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Hi. I never used clay before and have no experience, is this class for beginner's as well?
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Hi there! This class is for All Levels, Beginner to Advanced students. You can definitely join this class. Thanks!

Reviews of Classes at 92nd Street Y (655)

(655 Reviews)
Figure Sculpting with Clay
Reviewed by Penny K. on 12/18/2019
Karen is an excellent instructor; there is a variety of styles evident in the class as people's individuality is respected. The seriousness of intent is present, and there is a strong feeling of purposefulness in the class.
Figure Sculpting with Clay
Reviewed by JOHN M. on 10/31/2019
Great teacher. Learned a lot as a beginner. all levels in class. Will take again.
Figure Sculpting with Clay
Reviewed by Stephanie W. on 4/6/2017
Really nice instructors and warm atmosphere in the classroom. A lot of repeat students, I'd recommend it for anyone looking to do something creative and fun in the evenings.
Figure Sculpting with Clay
Reviewed by Kiara W. on 2/22/2017
The instructor, Patrice, is knowledgeable and really friendly! Fun class.
Figure Sculpting with Clay
Reviewed by patrick m. on 6/8/2016
The class is great. The instructor Patrice is nice and very helpful. The studio monitor Tony is great. Great class to take after work if you wanna flex those creative muscles in a very chill environment. The 92nd street Y has great facilities and the staff is incredibly accommodating. A+.

School: 92nd Street Y

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