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Summer 2021 Clay Camp

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About Clay Camp

Our Clay Camp curriculum is designed to teach pottery skills and to encourage the exploration of clay as a material for design, sculpture, and expression.   Each week, campers learn to throw on the wheel in the mornings. In the afternoons, campers learn a variety of handbuilding techniques to create stunning sculptures, tiles, or functional items.  


Clay Camp is for children ages 9-12 years old.

All Clay Campers will be in a single group.

Please note: we do not make exceptions to the minimum age required to be in a given group.


Creativity Camp Tuition: $425/week


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WEEK 1: CLAY CAMP

JULY 12 – JULY 16

Sometimes inspiration is just around the corner, or in this case, under the sea! Dive in as we create artwork inspired by the patterns, textures, shapes found in sea creatures. Campers will:

  • Sculpt a terrific tropical fish out of a pinch pot form
  • Carve a texture found in ocean creatures into a thrown or sculpted form
  • Use a slump mold to make a fish-shaped platter, embellished with wild textures and bold colors
  • Week 1: FULL- Join Waitlist Ages 9-12


    WEEK 2: CLAY CAMP

    JULY 19 – JULY 23

    Are you wild about animals? Learn how to incorporate animal forms, characteristics, and patterns into your sculptures. Campers will have a roarin’ good time as they:

  • Make a pencil holder in the shape of an animal
  • Create an exotic bird-shaped planter
  • Give a thrown form animal-like characteristics
  • Week 2: FULL- Join Waitlist Ages 9-12


    WEEK 3: CLAY CAMP

    JULY 26 – JULY 30

    Campers will have a blast channeling their inner wizards as they work on a series of enchanting projects. In this spellbinding week, campers will:

  • Sculpt a wizard’s pet
  • Throw a cauldron on the wheel for Potions class
  • Construct a castle or tower, inspired by Hogwart’s Wizarding School
  • Week 3: FULL- Join Waitlist Ages 9-12


    WEEK 4: CLAY CAMP

    August 2 – August 5

    Give your sculptures plenty of personality this week as we explore the art of character design. Campers will try their hand at making fantastic, dynamic characters and more as they:

  • Create a silly bobble-head figure
  • Design a superhero with an unusual super-power
  • Make a sculpture that features an exaggerated facial expression
  • Week 4: FULL- Join Waitlist Ages 9-12


    WEEK 5: CLAY CAMP

    August 9 – August 13

    Turn your blank canvasses into masterpieces as you learn a variety of clever tricks and techniques to create colorful, captivating surface designs on your clay projects. Campers will:

  • Use decorative slips to apply warm and cool designs on a project
  • Decorate a bisque tile with stunning images or patterns using underglaze crayons
  • Create a gradient effect on a series of plates using colored slip
  • Week 5: FULL- JOIN WAITLIST Ages 9-12


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    WEEK 6: CLAY CAMP

    August 16 – August 20

    Our projects will be light years ahead of their time this week as we scour the universe for cosmic inspiration. Planets, asteroids, black holes, strange beings, spiral galaxies (and of course, sci-fi movies) are just the beginning. Campers will reach for the stars as they:

  • Make a sculpture of an alien life form or a droid
  • Make a tile triptych of a galaxy far, far away
  • Transform a thrown form into a meteor bowl
  • Week 6: FULL- Join Waitlist Ages 9-12


    WEEK 7: CLAY CAMP

    August 23 – August 27

    We’re up to our ears in fun this week! Give it your all as we rev up for a series of fun challenges and projects that stretch our creativity to the max. Campers will:

  • Sculpt a larger-than-life game piece from a popular board game
  • Make a storage box for game cards, dice, or game pieces, embellished with game designs
  • Play a series of games and will be given challenges throughout the week that add exciting twists to art projects and push their creativity and problem-solving skills to the limit
  • Week 7: FULL- Join Waitlist Ages 9-12