Infinity Announces New Pearl City Clay House

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From left to right, Wendy Bale (Teaching Artist), Deb Eck (Program Director, PCCH) Elizabeth McClellan, Shannon Bessette, Chelsea Place, and Alez Velasquez Brightbill (class students) all proudly displaying their finished snow goose project from Pearl City Clay House’s Virtual Retreat in October.
From left to right, Wendy Bale (Teaching Artist), Deb Eck (Program Director, PCCH) Elizabeth McClellan, Shannon Bessette, Chelsea Place, and Alez Velasquez Brightbill (class students) all proudly displaying their finished snow goose project from Pearl City Clay House’s Virtual Retreat in October.

The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center announces a new, community arts center for adults; Pearl City Clay House. Pearl City Clay House, as the name suggests, will be a place to play with clay – but it will be so much more than that. It will be an arts community for everyone, from the novice crafter, to the artist with years of experience under their belt. Taking a class at Pearl City Clay House will also provide support for our community’s creative youth! A percentage of all Pearl City Clay House classes will go to support music and arts programming at the Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center.

Infinity Executive Director, Shane Hawkins, says, “For years, our community has asked when we’ll start an, ‘Infinity for Adults’, and Pearl City Clay House is a culmination of years of brainstorming and planning between myself, Debra Eck, and other community arts professionals to do just that. While we had hoped to be opening in our physical location in June of 2020, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on that process, so we decided to launch Pearl City Clay House virtually with an online arts retreat in October. The retreat went very well, and we now have additional digital experiences happening in November and December including Virtual Blackout Meditation Classes with Deb and a ‘12 Days of Holiday’ ornament-making event in December with a variety of local artists.”

Blackout Meditation projects with Debra Eck (Program Director, PCCH) are offered throughout November.
Blackout Meditation projects with Debra Eck (Program Director, PCCH) are offered throughout November.

Pearl City Clay House Program Director Debra Eck says, “Of course I am disappointed that we can’t open physical doors to the community yet, but while we wait, we have put together a series of virtual experiences for artists and crafters of all skill levels. If you are longing for community, and want to learn a new stress-busting technique as we approach the busy holiday season, why not try a blackout meditation class. I promise no pressure and no art skills necessary! Or you can start on that homemade holiday with our 12 days of Christmas ornaments event. This series of short workshops offered over 12 days in December beginning December 4, will include budget-friendly $5 workshops that use easily accessible, low-cost materials to craft keepsakes you’ll be proud to display in your home this holiday season, along with skill-building workshops in floral arrangement, felting and quilling taught by guest teaching artists Michele Bango, Debbie Penley and Michele Starwalt-Woods. I am excited to begin building a thriving community of artists and crafters and I hope you’ll join us!”

Pearl City Clay House will offer “12 days of Holiday Ornaments” Classes in December. Register now!
Pearl City Clay House will offer “12 days of Holiday Ornaments” Classes in December.
Register now!

To register for an upcoming Pearl City Clay House event or learn more about Pearl City Clay House, please visit www.pearlcityclayhouse.org/programming today! All new Newsletter sign-ups in November will be placed in a drawing to win ONE (1) Free Class in December.