Visual Arts : Creating with clay
Exploring ideas with clay and natural materials
These workshops will support children to explore many different ways of making with clay. They can try coiling, rolling, pressing, pinching, printing, building, sculpting, squeezing or anything else that they would like to do.
Sessions are with professional artist, Clare Day, www.claredayceramics.com.
At the end of the sessions Clare will fire something in the kiln for children to take home. Everyone is welcome and all materials provided.
Benefits to children
The possibilities of what can be created in clay are endless and children can enjoy this freedom whilst forming their creations. Working with clay is also a multi-sensory activity as it can be manipulated in so many ways and is a great way for children to express their emotions. Clay work can be therapeutic, calming and most of all, fun.
A course spanning six weeks that can be booked in full, or individual classes can be chosen.
11/11/16: Getting a feel for clay, making an insect from clay and natural materials
18/11/16: Exploring texture, mark making in the clay, making a simple dish
25/11/16: Pinch pots, making thin edges
02/12/16: Coil pots, shapes that you can make with coils of clay
09/12/16: Snowflakes from air-drying clay and natural materials
16/12/16: Revisiting your favorite technique, making something special for Christmas
The courses will all take place on a Friday. Here you are booking the 5-6pm class.
St Michael’s Church Crypt, Broad Street, Bath BA1 5LJ
£11 per hour session
6 to 12 years
Children need to wear old clothes that they don’t mind getting messy