Youth Programming

We offer a diverse and enriching program for kids year-round.

Financial need? Fill out an application for the Clay for Kids Scholarship.

Refer a friend and or sibling get you both 5% off the registration.

NOTE: If you are traveling from out of New England, please self-quarantine for 14 days before coming in. We are following CDC Universal Guidelines: All visitors must wear a face mask, wash hands upon entering, and maintain a 6ft spacing while inside. 

Vacation Clay Camps

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2021 Summer Camp Options

July 5-Aug 23 (6-9yo, 1x/wk Clay Club)

July 5-July 9 (9+)

July 19-23 (9+)

Aug 2-6 (11+)

August 16-20 (11+)

Refer friends or siblings for a 5% discounts!

Clay Club! Geared towards younger kids ages 6-9, this is a once/week class where students will explore functional and sculptural ceramics. We are happy to make exceptions for younger or older siblings to join in for the Clay Club. Sign up.

Tween Clay Camps! Kids 9+ are welcome for an afternoon of creative play and exploration. We will explore hands-on clay sculpting and introduce a little wheel work. It will be a fun and artful afternoon.  No clay experience needed!

Teen Clay Camps! Kids 11+ will learn how to create functional ceramics from start to finish. We will focus on how to create forms on the pottery wheel, add decoration and create sculptural forms as well.

Due to COVID there will be additional protocol for drop off/pick up that will be communicated with registrants directly and we will be operating these camps with reduced registration maximums.

Kid’s Art Classes

We offer a 10-week session every season school is in session.

Kid’s After School Classes All after school classes will focus in clay, but younger students will sculpt by hand, and older students will be focused on learning to use the pottery wheel. However, depending on the age mix, younger students may have a chance to try the wheel, and older students will also dabble in sculpting by hand. To see classes for kids 6-9 click here, and to see classes for kids 10 and up click here.

Home School Classes Please contact the studio if you would like to schedule a class for a group of home school kids. With a group of 4 or more students, we can host classes on your schedule (pending teacher availability). Home schooled kids and other alternative education students are welcome to join any of our after school kids classes. 

Parent & Child

NOTE: Online registrations close 24 hours prior to the start of the workshop. However, if a workshop is showing as not available online, call us anyway, because there might still be space for you.

Family Clay Sculpting Workshops: Come join us for an afternoon of creative play! The price includes one hand-sculpted piece per person. All ages are welcome, but if the child is 5 or under, parents will likely need to help their child sculpt their piece.

Every project has ample room for customization and creativity, so independent thinkers can take the projects in whatever direction they choose. Since the project changes each month, families can participate in multiple workshops and never get bored!

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NOTE: This is NOT a wheel throwing class. The wheel is recommended for kids 9+.

Family Pottery Wheel Workshops: For Ages 9+ only. Smaller bodies have a difficult time on the wheel, and we don’t want one’s first experience with the wheel to be frustrating simply because of body size!

This crash course on the pottery wheel includes a demonstration, about an hour on the wheel, some time for clean up, and at least one piece finished and fired per person. Extras may be kept for $5 each. Create side by side and have a blast making something that you can eat your snacks out of or drink from! Reserve your space here

Family Clay 5-Day Class Occasionally, we offer this short class. It is a great opportunity to learn a new skill with your child or grand child. We will use the wheel and explore different sculpture techniques. Kids 6+ are welcome but children under 9 may require more help from the adult with them. The instructor will be focused on giving equal attention to all students. It is held periodically throughout the year.

The price includes registration for two (1 adult & 1 child) in the 5 day course, materials & tools. Please email us the age of the child: info(at)550(dot)com Reserve your space