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Youth Ceramics

Our Studios

Each studio teaching artist tailors lessons and projects to student age and skill level. Returning students build on previous concepts and knowledge.  All classes teach and reinforce arts fundamentals while nurturing personal artistic growth through:

When a student enters CHAW for the after school arts program, he or she is welcomed into a community of artful thinking, creativity, and collaboration.   When not in class, students are invited to participate in village activities ranging from games to homework help to drop-in art projects.  Village time offers an opportunity for students to engage with peers who are not in their classes at school, allowing for new connections, friendships, and perspectives to be formed in a safe and nurturing environment where every voice matters and every child is celebrated for his or her unique creative contributions.


Check out the whole Youth Arts Program

Students create functional and sculptural works of art in clay utilizing the processes of hand building with molds, coils, and slabs, with extended decorative techniques.  Advanced classes starting at the 3rd grade learn to throw on a pottery wheel as well.  Careful consideration of forms, designs, and uses, along with excellent craftsmanship are emphasized.  Students learn the full process from working with wet clay, applying texture, and applying color.  Projects span the semester and students are able to build on techniques learned in class with every project.  

Tuition includes all materials, supplies and instruction.