Creative expression through the therapeutic nature of clay
Come explore the magical medium of clay. All the techniques of pinch, coil, slab, and wheel work will be demonstrated and explored with all campers.
This year we will focus on what it means to be mindful while creating. Campers may be asked to work silently, to really feel the clay and think about what they want to say with the piece of art they are working on. We will take moments to breathe deeply and imagine. Students may also be asked to participate in an imagination journey to discover a possible Spirt animal.
We will spend three days actually making pottery pieces and then the last day of camp will be dedicated to firing our pottery, Raku, and primitive pit firing.
Campers can also expect a morning break and are welcome to bring a snack. For lunch we walk to Salmon Bay park for a picnic and fresh air run around time.
We will also end the week enjoying handmade pizzas baked in the wood fired pizza oven! Campers can bring their favorite pizza toppings to share if they like. (no need to bring lunch on the last day there will be lots of homemade pizza)
When signing your child up for this camp please keep in mind this is not day care. This is a chance to work with a professional potter and learn real technique and firing processes. Campers will be asked to help with firing the pieces. Smoke and flames are to be expected. Students must be able to follow instructions, and work on projects for at least 3 solid hours per day. If your child is not capable of these requirements please consider other camps.
Due to the nature of the medium of clay it is impossible to finish all firings in one week. Arrangements will have to be made for picking up final pieces. Please do not forget this detail.
Fee includes all materials & pizza party.
Choice of dates:
- Camp I ~ Meets June 17th-20th (ages 9-15 year olds) This one is for all the home school, Waldorf and other private School kids
- Camp II ~Meets June 24th -27th (8-14)
- Camp III ~Meets July 8th-11th (8-14)
- Camp IV ~July 22nd-25th (ages 9-15)
- Camp V~July 29th-Aug 1st (ages 8-14)
All dates meet from 10:00am – 2:00 pm Camp Mon.-Thur.
Please bring a water bottle & sack lunch.
Mail it with check to 1806 NW 70th Street, Ballard, WA 98117.