Classes & Workshops

handbuilding with self-hardening clay

In this four-session workshop, you will explore the beauty and the variety of creating handmade objects as you produce your own sculptural clay work. This course will address basic hand building techniques, including coil building, pinching, slab construction, slump and hump molding and sculptural ones, and applied texture. Since self-hardening clay does not require firing, you will finish your work of art with acrylic, tempera, or spray paint. No experience is required.

About the Instructor

Artist Cristiana Prado was born in Brazil moved to the United States 19 years ago. She holds a MA in printmaking and a MFA in ceramics—both from the University of Tulsa. She has taught art classes, ceramics, and art appreciation for the past 6 years. She has exhibited her artworks in galleries across Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Virginia, Texas, Las Vegas and Brazil.


Thanks to the generosity of many donors, ahha Tulsa provides camp, class, and workshop scholarships to currently enrolled K–12 students with demonstrated financial need.

To apply for a scholarship for this program, please complete this form (do not complete registration at the link to the right). A letter of support from a caseworker or school counselor is required for consideration.

Class Cancellation Policy

Programs and dates are subject to change. Ahha Tulsa reserves the right to cancel programs due to low enrollment or other conflicts. If cancellation occurs, registered participants will be contacted by ahha staff and will be refunded the full tuition. If another session is available, we will be more than happy to transfer your enrollment to that session.

With inclement weather always possible, ahha reserves the right to close and cancel any scheduled classes and programs depending on severe weather conditions. If the ahha Hardesty Center is closed, a notice will be posted on our website. You may also call 918-584-3333 to confirm.

Refund Policy

Beyond cancellations, no refunds or exchanges.

Register online today!


Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26

6:00–9:00 PM


$100 per adult or teen (includes all sessions)


Creative Lab 2


Cristiana Prado