Here are options for clay classes offered by me:
If your child is interested in learning the basics of pottery, this class
is a great way to try it out. Each student will create a hand built item from about a pound of clay. Different dates will have different themes and teach new techniques.
The finished work will be left with the instructor to apply clear glaze and
fire it in a kiln. Families will be contacted when art is ready for pick
Monday, October 7th 3:15-4:15 pm theme: Halloween
Monday, November 4th 3:15-4:15 pm theme: Thanksgiving
Monday, December 2nd 3:15-4:15 pm theme: Animals
Clay Class ~ Commemorative Tile
Grades 5 – 8
This class will explore self expression in the form of a commemorative
tile. Students will design their project, create a 3 dimensional sculptural
tile, add details with colorful underglaze paints, coat the tile with a
clear glaze and learn about the kiln firing process (instructor will kiln
fire the completed work and contact students when ready for pick up)
Thursday, October 17
Thursday, October 24
Thursday, October 31 (no class – it’s halloween!)
Thursday, November 7
Thursday, November 14
Registration for classes … follow the link to Dedham Community House
Thursday, May 2nd from 1-2pm, I will be hosting a clay workshop for students first grade and older at the Dedham Community House in Dedham Square. Students will create a bunny using low fire clay and their imaginations! The bunny pictured here was created in a previous class. Students will learn to make the body and head, attach eyes, ears, paws and a tail while giving the bunny a personality of its own! This is a wet clay class and students will not be painting. Instructor will clear glaze and finished work will be available for pick up at the Dedham Square Artist Guild.
This class was designed to take place duing early release Thursday for Dedham students in first grade and up. Sign up by Monday, April 29th on the Dedham Community House website at http://www.dedhamcommunityhouse.org/program-calendar.html?task=view_event&event_id=139
The tiles have been clear glazed and fired in a low fire kiln at Potters Place. Next they head back to Elm Street School where they will be grouted and displayed on the wall for all to see. What a great project!
Click here for Part two and Part one.
Children approach clay in so many different ways. Some jump right in with lots of energy, others drift off into a world of their imagination, some are tentative and enjoy working with another who might provide encouragement. Given the opportunity to play, they find their way and grasp onto some element that gives them joy. They respond to the temperature of the clay, the feel of it, the mess (!) , and the freedom. Thank you to the wonderful creative students I shared my afternoon with today at the Dedham Community House teaching hand-building with clay.