Throwing Date Night with WPC welcomes all

The Washburn Process Coalition, Washburn’s art club catering to ceramics and other art students, will be hosting their annual Throwing Night Friday, March 22 in room 120 at the Art Building. There will be two sessions with A session beginning at 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and B session from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The cost for the evening is $35 per pair, whether that is a couple, a pair of friends or family. Tickets are available ahead of time at the Art Building office and will also be sold at the door. 

This year is the second time that Throwing Night will be offered as date night. The event is a fundraiser helping to raise money for student trips to national ceramic and sculpture conferences. The idea behind the event is to bring another person with you and have a chance to spend fun, quality time together doing something fun and new.

“Whomever you bring, significant other, grandparent, friend, et cetera, this event will help the two of you bond,” said WPC president Frankie Kelley. “Think of the movie ‘Ghost’ with Demi Moore; you are able to connect with the person you are with – of course not to that level.”

The main activity of the night you will be sharing with another person is throwing. The WPC will be offering a chance to do more than the usual mug painting that many studios offer. This event will allow you to be the creator with the clay in your hands.

“Throwing is on a pottery wheel,” said Kelley. “This activity is an amazing stress reliever because you need to be focused on what’s in front of you instead of everything around you. You have to have patience when you do this, but once you get the hang of it you will have a lot of fun and feel very centered.”

Both Kelley and Kyra Miller, WPC secretary, express the factor of satisfaction that comes with learning how to throw and coming out with your very own piece of art, or in this case five. Each person who comes will create and receive five glazed pieces each. Participants are allowed and encouraged to make as many pieces as they want to in the allotted time frame.

“I hope everyone gets the chance to create something they are proud of,” said Miller. “Throwing can be difficult, so you get a huge sense of accomplishment when you finally create a piece you’re happy with.”

WPC will be providing instructors during the event to help you through this learning process. Ceramics professor Bobby Tso will perform a throwing demonstration before each session. Students from advanced ceramics classes will also be available to assist those who need it.

WPC will be having a show at Fire Me Up ceramics in the NOTO arts district opening on the first Friday of April. It will be open throughout the entire month of April so everyone is encouraged to stop by and see. For more information about Throwing Night, contact Kyra Miller at [email protected].