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Join Arts Program Specialist Emily Beveridge in five week units of themed ceramics classes at Arts West. During the Afternoon Arts Ceramics Classes, participants will be led by the instructor through several projects, and will get to learn about many exciting clay and glazing techniques.

Enrollment is limited to 9 in person students; the age range is age 5 through 9 years old. 

 

Registration is $50 per 5 week unit; students can participate in one or all units.


To register or for questions contact, 

Emily Beveridge at 740-592-4315 or via email ebeveridge@ci.athens.oh.us 

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Class Schedule: 

Unit 1: Cats Versus Dogs - Tuesdays 4-5:30pm March 16th - April 13th

Projects Include: 

Wizard Cats:

The mystical nature of cats is celebrated in this amazing project! Students will construct robed cats wearing wizard hats, and add fur details. The cats will be decorated with speckled glazes, and finished off with their own marble crystal balls.

Weiner Dogs Wearing Sweaters

Students will learn about creating coils in clay by making a ceramic dachshund. Once they are fired, the pups will be decorated with glazes, and then finished off with wrapped yarn to make it look like they are wearing sweaters!

Ceramic Cats and Dogs in Pet Beds

Students will get a chance to create their own furry friend in this exciting multimedia ceramics project! Using clay, kids will create a cat or dog in a laying down pose. They will then decorate their new art pet with glazes, and their art pet will be fired in a kiln. Pet beds will be made out of decorated boxes and stuffed cushions the kids will make themselves.


Unit 1: Mythical Creatures - Thursdays 4-5:30pm March 18-April 15th

Projects Include: 

Sea Dragon Bowls

The mysterious world of the elusive sea dragon will be the focus of this absolutely delightful project! Students will form a simple bowl in ceramic, then add a coil based sea dragon to their bowl. The bowls will be bisque fired, and then the students will add speckled glaze to their dragons. During the second firing session, glass beads will be added to the bowl to add a “water” effect!

Mothman Shelf Sitters

The local legend himself will be the focus of this multi day project! Students will use a pinch pot and slab form to create their mothman. The projects will be decorated with metallic glaze, and then the feet of the creature will have beads added and strung through the base.

Jackalopes

The horned mythical creature of the southwest, the jackalope will be the focus of this mixed media craft! The students will form a simple body out of a pinch pot form, and then will add pipe cleaner horns and paint.

Unit 2: The Art of Flying - Tuesdays 4-5:30pm April 20th - May 18th

Projects Include: 

Paper Mache and Clay Hot Air Balloons

Students hearts will soar with this multi media work of art! Using balloons as molds, students will build a paper mache hot air balloon, which will be decorated with tissue paper. A ceramic basket with a passenger of their choice will also be made.

Birds of Paradise

The fantastic birds known as birds of paradise will be created by the students out of white low fire clay. Their new feathered friends will be painted in vibrant colors, and finished off with feathers and beads.


Unit 2: Organic Art - Thursdays April 22nd - May 20th 

Projects Include:

Coil Pot Planters

With this classic ceramics technique students will build up vessels using the coil method. The vessels will be glazed, personalized with lettering, and completed with plants. They also will be able to build tiny decorations for their planter.

Chia Pets

Students will marvel as they create a pet that grows! Simple animal forms will be created in clay, and then chia seeds will be added after firing so that kids can watch the plants grow.