Beginners Clay Sundays with Patrice Mogan — Sundays (Spring)


This survey course is designed for beginners to experience a wide variety of projects and techniques.

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Sundays, April 4 – June 6
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Our health and safety plan:

  • masks required for all
  • students and teachers will practice social distancing 6 plus feet)
  • students will be asked to do hand washing/hand sanitizing; staff will be frequently disinfecting
  •  each student will have their own supplies (no sharing of supplies)
  • smaller class sizes
  • if weather requires indoor class, windows and doors open for air flow; and class spread over two rooms.

10 weeks 

This introduction to clay will cover a wide variety of forms and techniques. We will be learning to create trays, vases, bowls, and more. We will focus on hand-building techniques and will also touch on a brief introduction to the wheel. If you have always wanted to try your hand at making clay objects, this class is for you!

Scholarship information:

The Falmouth Art Center is very proud to have a scholarship fund supported by donations from members and friends.  It is available for both children and adults who have a great desire to create art.  Applications should be submitted to Laura Reckford, Executive Director of the Falmouth Art Center. If you have questions about our scholarship program, email us at  or call the art center at 508-540-3304.

Scholarship Information and Forms

Refund policy:

Refunds will not be given within one week of the start of a class. Classes are not pro-rated, and there are no makeups for missed classes. A $25 processing fee is withheld from all refunds.

The Art Center reserves the right to cancel any class or workshop due to insufficient enrollment, in which case tuition will be fully refunded.

If Falmouth Public Schools are closed due to weather conditions, we will be closed and the missed classes will be rescheduled.




Fee includes 25 pounds of clay, glaze and firing fee. A tool kit may be purchased for $20. Open studio time, which is scheduled several times throughout the week, is available at no extra charge.

Instructor Bio

Patrice got her Bachelors in Fine Arts at Green Mountain College were she did a summer abroad. She lived in Aberystwyth Wales, were she did her collage internship at the Ceredigion Museum. Her internship included restoration of cultural artifacts, cataloging, and assisting with setting up exhibits at multiple museums in Wales and England. A few years after college, Patrice briefly lived in Eureka, CA. While there she worked for HCAR as the Lead Art teacher in their fine arts program for people with developmental disabilities. Patrice found herself back on Cape Cod and taking ceramic classes at the Harry Holl Studio at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. After a year of classes and helping in the studio, her teacher recommended her for an apprenticeship at Scargo Pottery–the Studio and Gallery that was established in 1952 by renowned potter Harry Holl. After eight years of apprenticeship, she is now the studio manager. As manager her role includes mixing glazes, ordering supplies, unloading kilns, reclaiming and recycling clay, and above all else helping and educating the many customers that visit daily. Patrice enjoys making and selling functional pottery, wall tiles, and whimsical sculptures. Born and raised on Cape Cod, she is inspired by her environment and the beauty that surrounds her.

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