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Beginning Kids Ceramics (Ages 6-10)

  • 667 4th Ave., Longmont, CO 80501
  • June 26, 2021 - July 17, 2021
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Childen's Ceramics- Ages 6-10
$60/4 week session
Siblings are $10 off!
In this 2 hour class, students will explore hand building techniques using natural Earth clay. (Please note, students WILL NOT use the pottery wheels in this course as this is a prerequisite course for working with clay) Students will have a different guided featured project from week to week, which will offer room for many options and creativity within the project. The last classes of the session will be reserved for glazing and painting and you will receive a call later on when your student's box of projects from the full course is ready for pick up. (Students will not bring home projects from week to week but will pick up their full box of finished projects later on.)
The structure of this course encourages perseverance, project planning and creativity. All of the foundational techniques in hand building will be covered, including slab rolling, coil rolling, score/slipping, trimming, pinching, wedging, glazing, painting and much more. Students will learn about the kiln firing process and gain appreciation for the art of working with clay. Students will be taught how to clean their stations and tools thoroughly and care for their supplies.
About the instructor: Marie McCreery is a ceramicist who has been working in the field for over 30 years. She creates mostly handmade stoneware pottery, focusing on functional ware with great care given to hand decorating, carving and painting. Marie has an art degree from CU Boulder, was a founder of the Boulder Arts and Crafts Co-op, and managed the Boulder Pottery Lab.

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