Offerings for Adults

The Center on Central offers POTTERY KIDS’ NIGHT OUT – enjoy a night out while your children enjoy exploring their creativity at The Center on Central on the selected Fridays, October-April, from 6:00pm-9:00pm – click here for more details

Introduction to Ceramics (for adults)

Type: Pottery
Group: Adults
Provider: Nicole Lee
Day/Time: Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost: $25 per class when signing up for a full 6-class set, plus $40 materials fee.
Individual/drop-in sessions: drop-ins/non-consecutive class attendance accepted if space available at $40 per class (includes materials) - please call ahead

This class will cover the basic techniques to working with clay. This is a perfect class for beginners or those who want to improve their skills.

We will cover new skills every class including handbuilding with slabs, coils and pinching. We will also spend one class on the potter’s wheel learning to throw pots!

We will spend some time learning about glazing and surface decoration to help you give your finished pieces a unique flair. Students can expect to complete one piece per class on average.

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Class is limited to 8 participants.


Register for Introduction to Ceramics

Step 1: Submit Your Registration via our new registration system at MindBody Inc. – click on this box to open a new browser window and begin the registration process

Things you’ll need to know:

• Please be careful in choosing the correct session dates and times – there may be a lot of information to scroll through. If you choose the wrong item before purchase, you will have the opportunity to remove it from your shopping cart. If you make the purchase and get a confirmation that appears to not be for what you wanted to purchase, please contact us and we’ll sort it out.

• The link above in orange will send you to a page where you can scroll through the remaining calendar of Introduction to Ceramics sessions for the rest of this program year. That page also has a calendar search feature in the upper right-hand corner where you can focus on the date(s) of interest to you.

• Clicking on the blue “Sign Up Now” button takes you to a page where you need to log in before making a purchase. If you are an existing client of ours, but new to the MindBody Inc. registration software, you should be able to find your profile by entering your first and last name and then you will need to enter your email address in order to set up a password. There is also an option to log in using your Facebook account.

• Once logged in, you will be shown a page with your selected item for purchase. If this is the correct item, you may click on the blue “enroll” button.

(If this is not the correct item, you should be able to hit the “back” button on your browser to get back to the list of choices. If that does not work, you may navigate through the MindBody Inc. site using the tabs at the top of the page to guide you – or close that window and start again on this page. We are also available to help you during our regular business hours at 610-710-1487.)

• Once clicking the blue “enroll” button, you will be taken to the shopping cart, where again the item(s) you selected will be displayed. If an item appears that you did not wish to purchase (or appears twice), you may remove it by clicking on the gray circled “X” to the far right of the item

• Once you are satisfied that the correct items appear, you may either click on the “Continue Shopping” link to find more items for your shopping cart (such as other offerings or adding another family member’s selection to the shopping cart), or you may click on the blue “CHECK OUT” button.

NOTE: YOU MAY HAVE TO SCROLL DOWN A BIT ON THE SHOPPING CART PAGE TO SEE THE CONTINUE SHOPPING LINK AND CHECK OUT BUTTON!

• If you have any applied credit with The Center on Central, such as a gift card on file, those funds will be applied first (unless you choose otherwise in the radio button prompt). If you don’t have applied credit, this is the place where you will enter your credit card information. You have the option to store your credit card information securely on the MindBody, Inc. servers if you choose.

• Once you have completed entering your credit card information, click on the blue “PLACE ORDER” button (you may also wish to take note of our business policies at the bottom of this page). Do not navigate away from the window until your order is confirmed. You should also receive a confirmation email (you may receive 2 – one as a purchase receipt and one as a specific schedule enrollment confirmation).

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if something doesn’t seem right – we are working through this transition and appreciate your patience. We think once we all get used to the new software, it will provide you with a better registration experience!

Step 2: Tell Others!

You can help us spread the word about Introduction to Ceramics at The Center on Central by sharing this page on Facebook. Simply click on the “Like” button at the bottom of this page. Thank you!

Music Lessons

Type: Music Lessons
Group: Adults, Elementary School, High School, Homeschool, Kindergarten, Middle School
Provider: Katie Opher, Lynne Hockenbury
Day/Time: By Appointment, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday - 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: $30 for 30-minute lesson, $45 for 45-minute lesson, $60 for 1-hour lesson.

If you have not had success with music lessons in the past, or might be intimidated by the prospect of learning a new skill, you will want to try taking lessons with us here at The Center on Central. Our teachers work with your learning style and utilize creative techniques to ensure successful musical experiences.

While acknowledging that there is a basic curriculum necessary for musical knowledge and growth, we make sure to provide literature and instruction that is age-appropriate. Students learn the instrument of their choice, but also have the option to use their theory and skills on xylophones, drums and other rhythm instruments we have in our studio. Many students learn chord progressions in a relatively short span of time, and are playing entire songs and even writing songs within a month.

We offer piano lessons to children starting at age 4 ½, guitar lessons beginning at age 7, voice lessons beginning at age 10 – and continuing into adulthood – and have instructors available for other instruments based on your inquiry and a brief telephone interview.

Read Lynne Hockenbury’s article entitled “Why Music?

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At the end of the program year, we have a recital for those who want to participate:

Cost is $30 for a 30-minute individual private lesson.


Pottery - Private and Semi-Private Wheel Instruction for beginners

Type: Pottery
Group: Adults, Elementary School, High School, Middle School
Cost: $35 per class based on 5 registrants, $40 per class based on 4 registrants, $50 per class, based on 3 registrants, $60 per class, based on 2 registrants - or $90 per class for private class, plus $10 per person, per class materials fee. Deposit: $100.
Individual/drop-in sessions: By appointment, but individual classes can be custom-scheduled

Class is limited to 1-5 individuals, and runs 90 minutes.

There is a 60-minute option for children ages 8-12 only. Pricing runs $25 per class based on 5 registrants, $30 per class based on 4 registrants, $35 per class, based on 3 registrants, $45 per class, based on 2 registrants – or $60 per class for a private class.

Times available by appointment – Please complete the “Contact Us” form. We will contact you to learn more about your needs and your schedule.

Pottery: Wheel and Handbuilding (teens and adults)

Group: Adults, High School
Provider: Alison Bongiorno
Cost: $25 per class, with 6-class minimum, plus $40 materials fee. Deposit: $50.

This course will explore the potter’s wheel, cover handbuilding approaches to clay, along with techniques of surface decoration. Beginning and advanced students are welcome.

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We are currently fielding inquiries for Pottery: Wheel and Handbuilding (teens and adults) to determine if we have enough interest to run a class; please feel free to submit your contact information below in order that we may reach out to you when we are able to begin the class.


Watercolor class

Type: Art (Other)
Group: Adults, Elementary School, High School
Provider: Lauren Acton
Day/Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost: $15 per class, with 6-class minimum. Deposit: $50.

Paint what you love with watercolor!

Study space, composition and shading using water-based paints.

A new still life setup will be provided to use as a subject - or students may use outside references, such as photos or magazine tear-outs, to bring paintings to life.

We will discuss technical aspects of painting and focus on drawing, values, edges and color. We will also discuss simple structural drawing and then put the theory into practice by creating watercolor paintings on paper. 

This class is for all ages and all levels.

Supply list provided before class.

Click above to register for this program.