Pottery Classes for Kids

HANDBUILDING CLASS FOR CHILDREN:

The basic methods of pinch pot construction,coiling, slab construction and sculpture will be taught. The children will enjoy manipulating the clay by pinching, squeezing, patting, and rolling with fingers and tools to create both functional and non-functional forms. They will modify the clay surface using found objects, tools, bits of clay and organic materials to create surface interest. After the first bisque firing, the children will decide whether or not to apply glazes to their pots for the final high fire. All clay and glazes are provided in this class. Finished work will be taken home by the children.

WHEEL THROWING FOR CHILDREN:

This children’s class focuses on the basics of centering the clay, opening and making various forms by learning the basic throwing techniques. Students will practice to achieve a basic level of skill. Different forms will be studied along with some methods of decoration and glazing. Children really enjoy this challenge and, of course, the finished pieces will be taken home by the students!

Class Information:

Instructor, Vickie Cole.

Wheel Throwing classes only, no handbuilding class this time.

Wheel Throwing Pottery

Ages 7 and above, 2 hour class per session

Limited to 8 students per class

Class times:

  • Saturday 4:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Same day as adult classes

The $155.00 fee includes:

  • 6 weeks of classes
  • One class per week
  • Clay included
  • Gazes and firing of finished pots

2013 Classes Schedule for Saturdays 4pm -6pm

Kids Classes Only:

1ST CLASS OF YEAR
class session: April 20 – May 25/ KIDS CLASS 4pm-6pm

2ND CLASS OF YEAR:
class session: June 1-July 13th/KIDS CLASS 4pm-6pm

3RD CLASS OF YEAR:
class session: July 27- Sept 7/KIDS CLASS 4pm-6pm

4TH CLASS OF YEAR:
class session: Sept 21 – Oct 25/KIDS CLASS 4pm-6pm

5TH CLASS OF YEAR
class session: Nov 9th- Dec 21/KIDS CLASS 4pm-6pm

Call to schedule….907.376.5816

Location:

Birch Grove Studios is located across from the corner of Hollywood and Johnson Roads just off the Parks Highway at mile marker 51.5 just before the Big Lake Road. See detail map>.

Payment Policy:

Full payment of fees due at time of registration (unless other arrangements have been made).

Credit cards accepted.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

100% Refund until 5 days before class starts. No refund after that time.

Make-up classes can not be scheduled.

Call 907.376.5816 to register.

Pottery Classes for adults also available, email us or call 907.376.5816 for more information.