Clay is a magnificent, tactile medium. Its limitless potential and three-dimensional quality empowers children to consider structure and form as they enjoy a creative, enquiry-based educational experience. This four program series teaches students about basic pottery wheel care and use. Time will be spent learning proper use of tools, equipment and development of good throwing habits. Students will learn step-by-step, basic techniques of edging, centering, pulling, trimming, waxing and glazing. Demonstrations will be provided and individual attention will be given to each student with a focus on positive feedback. Each student receives a bag of clay and a set of clay tools to use during class. Please Note: Bring a long bib-style apron and wear art proof clothing. Students under 15 years of age may find wheel throwing challenging. If students are unable to produce pottery pieces on the wheel, they can instead receive instruction to create hand-built pieces that they can glaze. Parents are asked to stay and assist their children, depending on age and ability.
Programs take place on November 7, 14, 21, 28