Children at play need a variety of tactile experiences to learn about the complexity and richness of information the world has to offer. In this ever more technologically focused world, it is easy for kids to miss out and to gravitate towards a virtual reality.
Clay Club can help you bring them back down to earth by offering pottery lessons providing a messy, muddy alternative for kids to express themselves. Open ended and exploratory in nature, Clay Club provides a place for kids to come and have fun making things with clay. From functional pottery using the potter's wheel to organic, sculptural, hand-built, all options are covered. All students will be offered the chance to work on a potterʼs wheel during the term. Kids can also choose between collaborative and individual experiences and all pieces will be fired at the end of the course to be collected a few weeks later.
Slow Clay Centre teachers are mindful that childrenʼs time is often ﬁlled with pressure at school. Clay Club, therefore is not about producing products to take home to parents – although they certainly will! Rather, the focus is on the experience of experimenting and playing with a plastic, responsive material that can be manipulated in many varying, exciting and often quite personal ways.
The fee is inclusive of materials and firing.
Age: 7 years and over. All levels welcome.
This class will run for 8 x 1.5-hour sessions on Wednesday 4.15-5.45pm. Term 3 dates: 19 July - 6 September. Term 3 teacher: Alana Casey*
*Alana is an experienced teacher and started her journey into the rich world of ceramics at Slow Clay Centre three years ago. She is patient and caring and has a warm and friendly manner with children.
"Thank you for offering such a great program for children, my son has thoroughly enjoyed his experiences at Slow Clay Club for Kids. The environment is beautiful in every way. His teacher Louise really inspired his imagination by discussing his ideas in detail and showing him how to make them a reality, achieving a delicate balance between creativity and practical techniques. His creations have been way beyond my expectations and he is so proud of his work!"
Josephine Woodbury, 01/02/2015
I have learned to work with the wheel, to repair clay objects and to make different shapes beeing able to join different pieces! I appreciate everything you taught me!!! :) :)
A fantastic experience for 8 year old. She absolutely loved every minute of each lesson. The teachers - Todd and Sabrina were exceptional, really involved with helping the kids develop their skills and genuinely warm, friendly and welcoming. The work that came home at the end of each term was so impressive. A great experience all round.
I love going each week. I have learnt alot and made some lovely items. Todd and Sabrina are fantastic teachers: kind, patient and encouraging. I will be continuing next term, again, Cheers, Leo