CLAY FOR KIDS PROGRAM:
Everyone deserves the freedom to create. Every time someone registers at full price for an adult studio class, we will take a portion of that registration and add it to the fund to bring art to a group of deserving little ones at no cost. Once we have enough for a free visit, we’ll open the call for nominations for a mobile studio visit. Nominations are open to Manchester non-profits that work with under-served children who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to work with clay. The number of kids we can work with depends on how much is in the fund when we open up the call for nominations.
WE BRING THE CLAY TO YOU.
- Birthday parties
- School projects
- Art therapy
- Ladies nights
- Corporate wellness
WE WORK WITH:
- Students K-12, home schooled, public schools, or private schools
- Elderly populations
- At-risk youth
- People with disabilities
- Businesses or corporations looking for a social event
- Anyone willing to get their hands dirty!
Pricing: Please call or email the studio for information.
What is included? All tools, materials, clay, instruction, firing, etc. is provided with the cost. This includes a wet clay project led by an experienced Studio 550 staff.
Is this paint your own pottery? NO! We work with wet low-fire earthenware clay. Participants get to create their pieces from scratch, and then “paint” their projects when the clay is still wet with colored liquid clay. The pieces will be brought back to our studio, prepared for firing, given a clear shiny glaze, and fired to a finished state.
What kind of projects can we make? The project can be catered to the needs, interests, and abilities of your group. Each participant makes one piece.
Is there a Travel cost? Travel costs are free for locations inside Manchester. For locations outside of Manchester (but within 30 minutes), we charge a $35 travel fee, and for places further than 30 minutes we charge the $35 base fee and $15 for each half hour of travel time beyond that. We are also happy to work with non-profits at a discounted rate.
How long does it take to finish the pieces? Please allow at least 2-3 weeks for the return of your work. You will be contacted to arrange a drop-off time.
How many students for each class? Classes can be any size you can accommodate in your space. However, for classes larger than 10, we request there be another chaperone/volunteer from your organization to be there for each additional 10 students (i.e. a class of 25 would have a Studio 550 Staff member and at least two volunteers/aids from your organization). Generally, if you have more than 30 students in a class session, we recommend booking two Studio 550 Staff members for your visit. Please contact us with specific questions.
Anything else I should know? For long-distance multi-day classes the host organization needs to provide housing and parking for the teacher. For Full-day Visits, a break for lunch must be included.
How do I schedule a visit? For scheduling, contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tentative dates will be set, you will be paired with a Studio 550 staff to be your instructor, and you will work out the project details together. All scheduling and billing is handled through our office.