Pottery & Inspication by the Masters Summer Sessions

Monday, June 28, 2021 - 1:00pm

These weekly summer sessions are developed for children with some clay experience or none! The projects are designed to cover the foundation techniques of hand-building, giving them the skills to express their creativity in 3D. Summer session includes: instruction, clay, glazes, and firing. 

Planter & Pancake Pile   Week 1 6/28-6/30 (Ages 5-7)
Planter: Using the foundational pinch pot technique we will create the planter and turn them into cute little characters by adding feet, arms and little faces! (6/28)
Pancake Pile: Using the foundation technique of coils, we will create a fun pancake pot and introduce slab making to create a cover for the final pancake box. (6/29)
After letting the two projects dry for a couple of days they will be ready for painting! (6/30)

Mugs & Pots                  Week 1 6/28-6/30 (Ages 8-13)
Mugs with Character: We will be making a mug using the slab technique and teaching how to attach the handle as well as give it some character. After the first fire we will decorate the mug and glaze it to ensure it is food safe and dish washable! (6/28)
Connect the Pots: Using pinch pots we will attach them together with slip, students will be able to be creative and choose how to decorate their piece by engraving each in a different patter or colors. (6/29)
After letting the two projects dry for a couple of days they will be ready for painting! (6/30)

Owl & Luminary         Week 5 7/26 – 7/28 (Ages 5-7)
Owl Pencil Holder: The slab technique is one of the most important pottery skills to learn. Here we will create slabs and cut out a template to put together this cute little owl. (7/26)
Luminary: Using the slab technique and carving, we will create a cylinder that will be transformed into a beautiful night light! (7/27)
After letting the two projects dry for a couple of days they will be ready for painting! (7/28)

Wall Pockets & Cake    Week 5 7/26 – 7/28 (Ages 8-13)
Wall Pockets: Children will learn how to make and follow a pattern to cut a slab in order to turn it into a 3D pocket. In addition, we will be stamping and pressing a design into the clay to provide more complexity to the piece. (7/26)
Cake anyone? Using the previous techniques covered, we will be following a pattern and building a pie slice. Chocolate, cherry, apple, create your favorite piece and explore clay sculpting! (7/27) After letting the two projects dry for a couple of days they will be ready for painting! (7/28)

Inspiration by the Masters      Week 8 8/16 – 8/19 (Ages 5-13)
During this 4-day summer session, we’ll explore 4 of our favorite Painting Masters. After learning more about their history, experience and technique we will sketch out a design channeling their tactics and transfer the sketch into a ceramic plate to create out own masterpieces. What an amazing set of dishes to keep you inspired all year around! This four-session class includes: Fun art history facts, instruction, 8” coupe plate, glazes, firing.

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