Kids&Clay - Summer 2017 CLay Programs


Have FUN and EXPLORE your creativity in clay this summer!
We are offering 16 diffferent, week-long, sessions this year. Each session is half-day, either morning or afternoon. Come have fun and explore the world of clay. Learn a wide variety of techniques including: Pinch pots, slab projects, simple pieces on the wheel, as well as, glazing and firing techniques. With a maximum of 12 kids per session, you'll receive both group and individual instruction at your own skill level. Beginners are welcome. Our experienced instructors will offer patient encouragement and guidance to make your experience both magical and exciting. Open to all skill levels ages 7 - 16

Summer 2017 Wheel Intensive - 7 weeks of Wheel Throwing. Want to become proficient on the potter's wheel this summer? We are offering 7, 1/2 day, afternoon wheel classes this summer for a special price of $1225. Contact Jill for the details...

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON FEBRUARY15, 2017
Have any Questions? Email or Call 581-CLAY

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS - SUMMER PROGRAM INFORMATION 2017

SUMMER CONCLUDES with our 4th Annual Kids&Clay Summer Art Exhibition
and Ice Cream Social from 1:00 - 3:00pm on Sunday, September 3, 2017. Please SAVE THE DATE!

Summer Camp Expenses May Qualify for a TAX CREDIT


 

2017 Fee Schedule
                                 
For 1/2 day:
Handbuilding Classes
Early Registration (before May 1) Members are $215/wk $175/wk
Late Registration (after May 1) Members are $240/wk  $200/wk

Wheel Throwing Classes
Early Registration (before May 1) Members are $215/wk
Late Registration (after May 1) Members are $240/wk


For a Full Day: (2 session (1 Handbuilding & 1 Wheel Throwing class), morning and afternoon, on the same day)
Early Registration (before May 1) Members are $365/wk
Late Registration (after May 1) Members are $415/wk

A Kids&Clay Summer 2017 Tee Shirt, regularly $19.99, is included FREE with each Early registration(before May 1)

As always, siblings will receive an extra 10% off. Someone in the family must be a Member for your child to attend summer sessions. You can always join during camp registration for $35

Dates Course Title Day/Time Instructor
Week 1
Jul 3 -7
African Mask Making Mornings
9:00am - 12:00pm
TBA REGISTER HERE!

Make really cool African masks from slabs rolled out of clay. This hand-building class will explore a variety of techniques and ideas for creating African Masks. We will start by learning about different African cultures, styles of masks and what they mean. Next, using slabs of clay you'll create the face of your mask using basic shapes and tools. They will be glazed and fired to complete.

Early Registration (before May 1) $215/wk $175/wk
Late Registration (after May 1) $240/wk
$200/wk

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Week 1
Jul 3 -7
Wheel & Raku Afternoons
1:00pm - 4:00pm
JILL KOVACHICK REGISTER HERE!

This week will be your introduction to the Potter's Wheel and the Raku firing process. You will learn the basic wheel techniques, focus on creating different forms and prepare your creations for a Raku firing on Friday.

Early Registration (before May 1) $215/wk
Late Registration (after May 1) $240/
wk

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Week 2
Jul 10 - 14
Let's Face It! Mornings
9:00am - 12:00pm
Dawn Dishaw REGISTER
HERE!

Using hand building techniques kids will create functional Face mugs & Face cups. Click on the link to see some examples of what can be created.  EXAMPLES

Early Registration (before May 1) $215/wk $175/wk
Late Registration (after May 1) $240/wk
$200/wk

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Week 2
Jul 10 - 14
Wheel Boot Camp Afternoons
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Taylor Whyte SOLD OUT!

Students will learn the basics of throwing on the potter’s wheel: centering the clay, pulling up the walls, and shaping the clay. They will gain a basic foundation of form and function while learning to throw simple cylinder and bowl forms on the potter’s wheel to create various cups, mugs and bowls. Basic techniques of decoration and glaze application will be explored. Attention to detail and craftsmanship will be emphasized and creativity encouraged.
                SOLD OUT!
Early Registration (before May 1) $215/wk
Late Registration (after May 1) $240/wk

Week 3
Jul 17 - 21
CASTLES & COTTAGES Mornings
9:00am - 12:00pm
Allora McCullough REGISTER HERE!

Build a miniature kingdom from the ground up! This sculpture class will learn about architecture and building structures from around the world as we build our own dream homes. We will construct archways, towers, windows, pagodas, bridges, gates, doorways, attics, onion domes, and more.

Early Registration (before May 1) $215/wk $175/wk
Late Registration (after May 1) $240/wk
$200/wk

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Week 3
Jul 17 - 21
Wheel Boot Camp Afternoons
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tyler Bischoff REGISTER HERE!

Students will learn the basics of throwing on the potter’s wheel: centering the clay, pulling up the walls, and shaping the clay. They will gain a basic foundation of form and function while learning to throw simple cylinder and bowl forms on the potter’s wheel to create various cups, mugs and bowls. Basic techniques of decoration and glaze application will be explored. Attention to detail and craftsmanship will be emphasized and creativity encouraged.

Early Registration (before May 1) $215/wk
Late Registration (after May 1) $240/wk

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Week 4
Jul 24 - 28
EGYPTIAN EXPLORERS Mornings
9:00am - 12:00pm
Allora McCullough REGISTER HERE!

Ancient Vessels, Pyramids, Sarcophagi, and The Sphinx! Students will progress through time and technique as we explore coil-building, slab-construction, and figure sculpture together. We will also decipher hieroglyphs to use as decoration and message writing on clay tablets.

Early Registration (before May 1) $215/wk $175/wk
Late Registration (after May 1) $240/wk
$200/wk

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Week 4
Jul 24 - 28
Wheel Boot Camp Afternoons
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Saffron Grieco REGISTER HERE!

Students will learn the basics of throwing on the potter’s wheel: centering the clay, pulling up the walls, and shaping the clay. They will gain a basic foundation of form and function while learning to throw simple cylinder and bowl forms on the potter’s wheel to create various cups, mugs and bowls. Basic techniques of decoration and glaze application will be explored. Attention to detail and craftsmanship will be emphasized and creativity encouraged.

Early Registration (before May 1) $215/wk
Late Registration (after May 1) $240/wk

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Week 5
Jul 31 - Aug 4
MAGICAL BEASTS Mornings
9:00am - 12:00pm
Allora McCullough REGISTER HERE!

Bring to life your very own imaginary creatures! Gargoyles, mermaids, dragons, unicorns, griffins, serpents, and more! Learn to sculpt your wildest creations as we explore techniques to make textures and appendages such as fur, feathers, teeth, claws, eyes, snouts, scales, and wings.

Early Registration (before May 1) $215/wk $175/wk
Late Registration (after May 1) $240/wk
$200/wk

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Week 5
Jul 31 - Aug 4
Wheel Boot Camp Afternoons
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Saffron Grieco REGISTER HERE!

Students will learn the basics of throwing on the potter’s wheel: centering the clay, pulling up the walls, and shaping the clay. They will gain a basic foundation of form and function while learning to throw simple cylinder and bowl forms on the potter’s wheel to create various cups, mugs and bowls. Basic techniques of decoration and glaze application will be explored. Attention to detail and craftsmanship will be emphasized and creativity encouraged.

Early Registration (before May 1) $215/wk
Late Registration (after May 1) $240/wk


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Week 6
Aug 7 - 11
RAKU MUSIC MAKERS Mornings
9:00am - 12:00pm
Allora McCullough REGISTER HERE!

Did you know clay can be used to make instruments? This class will learn about rattles, ocarinas, udu drums, and guiros. We will make our own little orchestra out of handmade instruments and glaze them together to be raku fired!

Early Registration (before May 1) $215/wk $175/wk
Late Registration (after May 1) $240/wk
$200/wk

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Week 6
Aug 7 - 11
ICE CREAM, YOU SCREAM Afternoons
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Dawn Dishaw REGISTER
HERE!

In this class your love for Ice Cream will guide you making ice cream bowls and Sundae dishes using hand building techniques.  At week's end you'll celbrate with an ice cream party where you can bring a friend.

Early Registration (before May 1) $215/wk $175/wk
Late Registration (after May 1) $240/wk
$200/wk

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Week 7
Aug 14 - 18
Adirondack Totem Poles Mornings
9:00am - 12:00pm
Tyler Bischoff REGISTER HERE!

Learn about Adirondack Totem Poles and build your very own 4 section totem pole. Each day you'll create a 9" detailed section and at the end of the week you'll glaze your sections and ready them to be fired in the electric kiln.

Early Registration (before May 1) $215/wk $175/wk
Late Registration (after May 1) $240/wk
$200/wk

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Week 7
Aug 14 - 18
Wheel Boot Camp II Afternoons
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Saffron Grieco REGISTER HERE!

Expand your knowledge of throwing techniques as you improve your technical skills and diversify your repertoire of forms, surface decoration, and glazing methods. You will focus on the development of beautifully balanced pots that work both technically and visually, while refining your skills at forming cohesive pots including handles, feet, lids, rims, and alteration techniques. Designed for those who have taken several wheel-throwing classes.

Early Registration (before May 1) $215/wk
Late Registration (after May 1) $240/wk

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Week 8
Aug 21 - 25
Coil Pots & Tiles M-F 9:30-12:30pm
Dawn Dishaw REGISTER
HERE!

Make multiple coil pots and tiles from slabs rolled out of clay. You will learn many different hand building techniques by adding clay in smaller slabs and coils for details, textures and depth. The coil pots and tiles will look great to display and use in your home! See some examples HERE

Early Registration (before May 1) $215/wk $175/wk
Late Registration (after May 1) $240/wk
$200/wk

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Week 8
AUG 21 - 25
Wheel Boot Camp Afternoons
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tyler Bischoff REGISTER
HERE!

Get ready to be creative, because this camp is going to be out of this world! Imaginations will soar into outer space to create spaceships, alien life forms, moons, stars and planets while learning about hand building with clay. Both boys and girls will have a blast pushing their imaginations to the limits creating celestial forms from pinch pots, coils and slabs.

Early Registration (before May 1) $215/wk
Late Registration (after May 1) $240/wk

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