Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Orange Art Center is excited to announce a new line up of ceramics classes for the fall 2009 session. Mark Yasenchack will be taking over the Basic Pottery course on Tuesday mornings while Theresa Yondo will be teaching the Advanced Pottery course on Thursday morning. Gina DeSantis will be instructing a new course mid-morning on Fridays. Each of our instructors exhibit regularly and participate in craft shows around the country.

Mr. Yasenchack received his BS from Baldwin-Wallace College in Biology in 1987 with a strong concentration in ceramics, glazing making and B&W photo techniques. He later went on to attend Cuyahoga Community College from 1990-1991 where he studied glaze and wheel throwing. For those of you who are not familiar with Mark’s work please visit his web-site at

Theresa is an Ohio artist working primarily in clay. As a teacher she explores creative possibilities with her students while exploring their full potential as an artist. She received her BA from Cleveland State in 1987 and her MFA in 1997 from Kent State University. To learn more about Ms. Yondo please visit her ceramic blog at We are so pleased to have these seasoned artists as part of our Center.

In addition to teaching for the Orange Art Center Gina DeSantis also teaches for Art House and through her studio in Lakewood, Ohio. Ms. DeSantis holds a MFA from Kent State University. She will also be offering a workshop focusing on ceramic jewelry design. You may view more information and examples of Gina’s work at

Tuesday: Basic Pottery with Mark Yasenchack
Sept 15th – Nov 17th, 9:30-12:30pm – 10 wks, $243
And Dec 1st – 15th, 9:30-12:30pm – 3wks, $108

Thursday: Advanced Pottery with Theresa Yondo
Sept Sept 17th – Nov 19th, 9:30-12:30pm – 10 wks, $243
And Dec 3rd – 17th, 9:30-12:30pm – 3wks, $108

Friday: Ceramics On and Off the Wheel with Gina DeSantis
Sept 25th – Nov 20th (no class on Oct. 2nd), 11-2pm - 8 wks, $205
And Dec 4th – 18th, 11-2pm – 3wks, $108

Ceramic Jewelry Design Workshop with Gina DeSantis
Oct 10th & 11th, 10am-1pm, $85

Please feel free to contact us at 216-831-5130 with any questions or to register for a class or workshop today. Or visit our website at We are located at 31500 Chagrin Blvd, Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124.

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