Pottery Classes

Pottery Classes For Kids

” Every child is an artist. The problem is how to reman an artistonce he grows up.”
Pablo Picasso, painter and Sculptor (1881-1973)

Children age 5 to 16 will learn to create from clay with the three basic methods of hand building:  Coiling, pinching, and slab work.
They will be able to make a great variety of bowls, dishes, containers and sculptural art pieces,while being guided step-by-step through all the processes from making a pot to decorating, glazing and firing. Children will learn throwing pots on the potter’s wheel.

All work goes through two kiln firings;  the second firing will make the pottery safe for food and drink,  as well as use in microwave oven and dishwasher.
We use only health-approved clays and glaze-materials.

Each Class is unique and small in size. Students can focus on growing as individuals with lots of personal attention from instructor. This class is great for kids or adults who have or have not worked with clay before. Students will create fun projects as well as learning hand building, wheel throwing , tile-making and mosaic techniques.

Classes:
Saturdays – 8:30 am to 10:30 am
Sundays – 12:00 am to 1:30 am

The time and length of each class may be scheduled individually.

Cost  per hour – $25 per a person, $20 every additional student.

All materials and firings included. Everything a young artist will need: clay, glazes, firing, supplies, materials, etc.

Possible  Projects for June, July, August, 2014

Date Project
June 4-5 Story Telling Cup – Slab/ Wheel throwing technique
June 11-12 Nesting Clay Cottage Birdhouse
June 18-19 If you can’t go to the zoo, bring the zoo to your house. Animals.
June 25-26 Garden Birdbath
July 2-3 Memory Garden Stone/Sculptures – Hand Building technique
July 9-10 Paper Weights
July 16-17 Colorful Garden Bells
July 23-24 Name Plaques
Aug 6-7 Summer Memory Frames/Mirror Frames
Aug 13-14 Mosaic, old broken plates can be incorporated into a lovely wall hanging.
Aug 20-21 Flower Vases – Wheel throwing technique
Aug 27-28 Animating the Face – Masks, Self-portraits
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