Clay Summer Workshop for Kids (Jul 27-Jul 29)

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Clay Summer Workshop for Kids (Jul 27-Jul 29)

July 27 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Course Overview
This pottery making workshop will introduce children ages 7-12 to the techniques and skills they need to work with one of the oldest and most important artistic mediums, clay.  Course participants will learn to create a piece of art from scratch, through patience, persistence, and growing artistic ability.

This is a hand building class, teaching slab, coil, and sculpting techniques to make up to 8 projects that will be glazed and kiln fired.


Children ages 7-12
No prior experience with pottery is necessary


Day and Time
Tuesday-Thursday, July 27, 28, 29, 2021

Gallery Night ~ Tuesday, September 14, 2021
7:00-8:00 PM
Moose Tree Pottery Studio

Course Location:
Orion Art Center Facility
146 S. Broadway
Lake Orion, MI 48362


Day 1:  On this first day, the students will learn the basics of working with clay.  Today’s projects will be slab-built items such as trinket dish, an ornament, or garden and plant stakes.  Students will use glaze to enhance their work.

Day 2: On day two, the students will create vessels. Students will learn the techniques necessary to make a cup, vase, or box. Students will use glaze to enhance their work.

Day 3: Today students will learn to use coil and sculpting techniques to create birds, mammals, and reptiles.   Students will use glaze to enhance their work.

Gallery Night: (Tuesday, September 14 from 7:00-8:00 PM)
On this night, the students and their families are invited to Moose Tree to see our pottery studio and the kiln where their work was fired.  They can show their work off to all who attend, and at the end of the night, they will take their work home.  As with any gallery night, light snacks and beverages will be served.


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July 27
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Leigh Ann Charpie


OAC Pop-up on Broadway
146 S Broadway St
Lake Orion, 48362
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