Kid’s Art Classes
Did you know we offer a scholarship for kids with financial need to attend after school or school vacation camps? Fill out a Scholarship Application.
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.
Kid’s 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 Classes & Workshops
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!
Reserve your space here.
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 This short session class is the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill with your child or grand child. We will use the wheel and explore different sculpture techniques. All ages 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 here.
February Vacation 2019: From February 25-March 1, 2019, we will be offering two programs: a daily pottery workshop for kids 9+ and their parents to try out the pottery wheel, and daily Family Clay Workshops with a different suggested clay project each day.
April Vacation 2019: Come create together! We will be offering two Parent/Child programs – a daily workshop try out the pottery wheel (kids 9+) and daily Family Clay Workshops (all ages) with a different suggested project each day.
Summer Pottery & Art Camps
Refer a friend (or a sibling) and you both get 5% off registration! Click here for the camp policies.
Arts Explorer! (7+yo): Explore painting techniques, create with clay, and try the pottery wheel. All 2019 Arts Explorer Camp dates have passed! Check back next year.
Tween/teen wheel throwing (9-18yo) An afternoon weeklong intensive on wheel throwing and clay work. No clay experience is needed! We will cover the basics of the pottery wheel, hand sculpting and surface decoration. All 2019 Camp dates have passed! Check back next year.
Did you love the party? Want to come back? Gift Cards never expire, can be used for any workshops or classes, or anything in our gallery. Gift cards are digital codes that can be redeemed online. If you want a physical item to give, add a clay tablet gift card (see image) to your order. Shop gift card options here.