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A Unique Blend of the Arts

The Ceramics at the Cinema series is a monthly ceramics series that allows participants the opportunity to glaze a bisqueware ceramic project at The Athena Cinema on a weekend afternoon.

The art of crafting things out of ceramics has been a part of human civilization for tens-of-thousands of years. The remnants of pottery from all of history’s greatest cultures have revealed how the artisans who molded these artifacts out of simple materials also imbued them with soulful artistic flair.

We’re thrilled to bring this ancient tradition into the modern day (and add our own little movie-themed twist) with our new series of events – Ceramics at the Cinema!

Much like our Paint & Sip Party events where we walk you through the creation of a movie-themed painting that is paired with a movie screening, participants for these Ceramics at the Cinema events will be provided with a bisqueware ceramic object – a piece of pottery that has been fired once and hardened – that relates to a film we’ll be screening. You’ll then be instructed how to customize your object with a decorative glaze. Lastly, we’ll collect the glazed ceramics and have them fired a final time to seal the glazing. The finished pieces will then be available for pick up during the week after the event. The end result will be a unique, tangible, and useful cinematic-ceramic souvenir from your time spent with us. Plus, we offer package deals that include a ticket for the related film with your registration fee!

We have three ticket options:

– Ceramics at the Cinema Basic – $30: includes admission to the class with all materials for your ceramic piece

– Ceramics at the Cinema Deluxe Single – $50: includes admission to the class with all the materials for your ceramic piece, 1 ticket to the Movie on the Rooftop, and 2 drinks of your choice

– Ceramics at the Cinema Deluxe Couple – $100: includes admission to the class for 2 with all the materials for your ceramic pieces, 2 tickets to the Movie on the Rooftop, and 4 drinks of your choice

Be advised that open slots to attend the glazing tutorials will be limited to 30 people. These events often sell out fast, so don’t wait to claim your spot.


Class arrival: 12:30-1 p.m.

Class session: 1-2 p.m.

Click the link below to visit our Movies on the Rooftop hubpage for more details about the films associated with the Ceramics at Cinema events:

Movies on the Rooftop


The classes will be led by Emily Beveridge and are suitable for beginner-level participants. Finished pieces will be ready for pick up at the cinema one week after the event.

Emily Beveridge has lived her entire adult life in Athens, Ohio, first coming to the city to study Painting at Ohio University in 2002. She is committed to public service, consistently serving as an Election Judge from 2002-2020, and as an Americorps VISTA for The Federal Valley Resource Center from 2006-2008. She served as the Program Specialist for Arts West, The City of Athens operated municipal arts center from 2017-2023. Beveridge currently serves as a Board Member for The Athens County Independent News, and The Athens Artist Memorial Project.

Emily holds a BFA and an MFA in Painting from Ohio University. She has instructed and organized arts education opportunities for youth since 2006. Over the past 22 years, she has helped create and promote countless cultural events for her community. She is a visual artist, curator, grant writer, graphic designer, gardener, and professional DJ handler. She is currently creating a series of paintings which will focus on themes of the medieval, the apocalypse and women’s rights.


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