Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts

Youth Clay Classes


Teen After School Ceramics Ages 13-18

Alyssa Ruberto

6-week class

Mondays 4-6pm
March 25- April 29

Do you know nothing about clay, but always wanted to try? Join us! Do you already take pottery class in school? Here’s two more hours of every week where you can practice those skills while learning new ones without the pressures of getting graded. Come make with us! You’ll meet students from other local schools while you get your hands dirty on your own clay creations. We will learn basic hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques that you can use to create amazing works of art.

Tuition: $225

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It’s Wheely Fun! Ages 8-12

Halima Flynt

6-week class

Thursdays 4-6pm
April 4- May 9

Learn to throw on the potter’s wheel in this super fun 6-week class for beginners. Students will learn how to make all kind of cups, bowls, plates and more. You will leave feeling the confidence to create beautiful work in the studio!

Tuition $225

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Young Adult Summer Intensive Ages 12-18

Kelsey Sickmeyer

6-week class

Saturdays 3-6pm
June 22- August 3
*No class July 5

We kept hearing that teens want more time to dive deeper in the world of clay, and that one week of the summer just isn’t enough! This class will meet Saturday afternoons, while offering additional open studio time for self-directed practice. We will be working each student on their own personal interests, be it sculpting, wheel-throwing, or a bit of both! We’re excited to bring more opportunities for our next generation to really push themselves in this exciting medium!

Tuition $225 + $35 Lab Fee

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Summer Clay Camp 2019

We are offering 10 weeks of Clay Camp this summer!  Camps meet Monday- Friday, 9am-12pm and 2-5pm. $225 each camp. $25 discount for a sibling in the same camp, use discount code claycamp25 when registering on Eventbrite. See below for Clay Camp. descriptions.

A Bug’s Life Clay Camp Ages 4-8

Paige Janeri

June 3-7, 9am-12pm

What do you think of bugs? Are they eww gross? Or way cool?! One thing is for certain, they are super important for our environment and ecosystem. We can learn a lot from these little critters and in this camp, we will do just that! We will dig into the mud like worms and get wiggling away with our ideas. In this camp, we will focus on hand building techniques and use our imaginations to create unlikely bugs and their homes!

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Creative Kitchen Clay Camp Ages 8-12

Sara Ballek

June 3-7, 2-5pm

Learning about foods and objects in your kitchen can be exciting and fun to explore, but what if you had the chance to make some of your own? In this class students will develop work relating to items they use or find in their kitchen while learning a variety of techniques on how to make functional and sculptural objects. We will be focusing on using the wheel and a variety of hand building techniques to create fun, functional objects for everyday use or play!

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Playful Patterns Clay Camp Ages 4-8

Sara Ballek

June 10-14, 9am-12pm

This week at camp we are going to explore different ways to construct objects using clay and explore patterns through color and shape. This week will be filled with activities that will encourage campers to think about colors and shapes and how to put them together in different ways to create unique designs that reflect your unique personality. Each piece will be a one of a kind work of art, just like you!

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You Gotta Wheely Want It! Clay Camp Ages 8-12

Eliana Rodriguez

June 10-14, 2-5pm

The perfect intermediate class for students who have worked with clay before and are ready for more! We’ll spend plenty of time on the potter’s wheel, learn how to sculpt and build with coils, and spend time decorating our work with sweet patterns and designs.

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Magical Mystical Creatures Clay Camp Ages 4-8

Laurie Caffery Harris

June 17-21, 9am-12pm

Do you catch yourself daydreaming of a magical world full of dragons and fairies and centaurs? In this camp, we are going to sculpt all of the mystical creatures from our imaginations out of clay. Get ready for a fun week of handbuilding, working on the wheel and creating a fantastic and whimsical world!

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Ready…Center…Throw! Clay Camp Ages 8-12

Sara Ballek

June 17-21, 2-5pm

Your dreams of becoming a Clay DJ will come true in this week full of wheel throwing! Not only will students learn how to throw, but they will also create a variety of objects for daily use! In this course students will start with the very beginning steps of how to use the potter’s wheel and successfully develop various forms throughout the week. They will have the opportunity to explore decorating and hand building techniques to add final touches to their masterpieces!

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