Our Clay camps are designed to teach the skills of pottery as well as explore ceramic as a material for design, sculpture and expression. Each day of clay camp includes a morning session of wheel throwing and an afternoon session of an alternative clay construction technique.
Ages: 9 to 12
Check out our upcoming Clay Camps at the Ann Arbor Art Center:
SUMMER CLAY CAMPS: AGES 9-12
Week 1: Throwing on the Wheel & Amazing Architects | June 24 – June 28
Do you love to build things? Our excitement is rising for what’s in store this week as we brainstorm designs, practice our construction skills, and sculpt architectural forms. CAMP FULL - JOIN THE WAITLIST!
Week 2: 3-Day Handbuilding-Only Camp: Sculpt-O-Rama | July 1 – July 3
Welcome to a fantastically fun 3-day camp focused solely on sculpture. Learn and practice the fundamentals of sculpting to make cool projects using a variety of handbuilding techniques.
Week 3: Throwing on the Wheel & Magical Beasts | July 8 – July 12
Let your imagination run away with you as we create wild and crazy creatures! Learn how to give your monsters and magical beasts personality and make them look friendly or fierce. CAMP FULL - JOIN THE WAITLIST!
Week 4: Throwing on the Wheel & Clay in Action | July 15 – July 19
This week we’ll really get things moving! Bring your artistic visions to life and explore making clay objects with parts that move. CAMP FULL - JOIN THE WAITLIST!
Week 5: Throwing on the Wheel & Go Wild | July 22 – July 26
Take a walk on the wild side and join us as we find inspiration in the vibrant colors, exotic patterns, and unusual shapes found in a myriad of stunning creatures around the world. CAMP FULL - JOIN THE WAITLIST!
Week 6: Throwing on the Wheel & Color-Palooza | July 29 – August 2
Turn your blank clay projects into masterpieces as you learn a variety of clever tricks and techniques to create colorful, captivating designs. CAMP FULL - JOIN THE WAITLIST!
Week 7: Throwing on the Wheel & Character Design | August 5 – August 9
Give your sculptures plenty of personality this week as we explore the art of character design. CAMP FULL - JOIN THE WAITLIST!
Week 8: Throwing on the Wheel & Clay Innovators | August 12 – August 16
Let's discover and experiment with modern tricks or tools that can be used to aid in the process of creating clay masterpieces! CAMP FULL - JOIN THE WAITLIST!
Week 9: Throwing on the Wheel & Design Pros | August 19 – August 23
One of the greatest challenges designers of all sorts face is how to balance form with function. What do we need to consider as we create objects that are both visually appealing and useful? CAMP FULL - JOIN THE WAITLIST!
Week 10: Throwing on the Wheel & Think BIG | August 26 – August 30
Making large sculptures is harder than it looks! This week, we will challenge ourselves to GO BIG! Learn how to plan ahead, balance forms, and refine construction techniques as we scale up our projects. CAMP FULL - JOIN THE WAITLIST!