Clay Classes for Kids & Teens

Clay Classes for Kids & Teens

Mudflat offers classes for children and teens during 3 semesters each year. Classes meet once per week – either after-school, Saturday, or Tuesday mornings for home-schooled students.

For Spring Semester, these classes are 8 weeks long, beginning the week of May 1, 2018.

Tuition is $240.00 and includes all materials.

Mudflat offers a 10% discount off the tuition of a second child of a family when registering for any children's class. Children's classes do not include open lab hour access.

Mudflat does not offer any summer programming for children.

 

For ages 5-8: CLAY FOR KIDS

These classes introduce children to the wonderful medium of clay. Varied and exciting projects using handbuilding techniques, including animals, sculptures, containers, tiles and more will be undertaken. Both directed projects and experimentation will be supported and encouraged as each child's skill evolves. Pieces will be glazed and fired.

 

For ages 8-12: KIDS WHEELTHROWING

Children will be introduced to wheelthrowing methods of working with clay. They will learn to create forms such as bowls and mugs on the pottery wheel, and to decorate and glaze their finished pieces. Students will be encouraged to explore their own ideas on the wheel and use handbuilding techniques to enhance their work.

 

For teens, ages 12 and up: TEEN CLAY

Learn basic handbuilding and wheelthrowing skills and glazing techniques while working independently in a supportive atmosphere with other teens. Students will be encouraged to explore their own ideas while learning about the possibilities of clay.  Examples of past student projects include functional tableware, imaginative sculpture and ceramic jewelry.

High School students may enroll in adult classes with permission from the Director.