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Amongst our many services, we also provide educational tours for groups of children. Our kiln rooms have custom windows build inside of them for customers to be able to peek inside and watch our process safely. We will also show as much of the process as possible so that kids can understand how an art piece is made from start to finish.
We also offer painting, glass, ceramic, and clay workshops in which an instructor will teach numerous painting techniques and basic art composition. Give us a call if you are a teacher or troop leader who would like to provide a fun and educational experience for your kids! Check the calendar for availability
Glass Pendant Workshop
Each child will get to make their own glass pendant which can be attached to a necklace or key ring. First, we will explain to them how Glass Fusion is done, presenting examples and teaching them the difference between Tack and Full Fusion. We then show the kids to the back room where we have a glass kiln, showing them how it works and what unfinished glass pieces look like as well as what overcooked glass looks like.
We then have the kids draw out and design what they want their pendant to look like, making them prepared to get the right pieces. Finally, we allow the kids to make their own glass pendant knowing about all of the techniques and the types of pre-cut glass to use. If the kids are older then we will even teach them how to safely cut their own glass shapes! Kids who make necklaces are given the option of what color cord they would like as well. After 4-6 days, we will have their glass pendants ready for pick up by the teacher or scout leader to distribute in their own time.
We only charge the regular drop-in cost of the pendant as well as the overall $15/hour fee for the educational tour and party room reservation. If you're interested in taking on a larger glass item, then we will simply price up to that item's normal drop in cost. Please book your glass workshop in at least 3 days in advance and check the calendar for availability.
Clay Pottery Workshop
Each child gets to make their own coil pottery pots which they get to paint and design to their liking. When the kids come in, we will first show them a finished example, and discuss the stages of making painted pottery. We will then teach them about the different techniques to shaping clay; focusing most on coiling.
Once we have an understanding of how the clay is formed into pottery, we distribute clay to each child and have them do a step by step coil pot. Once everyone is done, we will show them where their pottery will be fired.
After 10 days, the group can come back and see their cooked pottery pots. We will then start explaining the next few steps including the second firing. Next we have the children design their own pot by first sketching the design out on paper. Once the kids have finished we allow the kids to paint the pots to their liking. When they are done, we will take them into the back room to see the glazing process. After 4-6 days the pieces will be ready for pickup to be distributed to the children.
Our clay pottery lessons are priced at $23 per student and $15/hour for the teaching and room reservation cost. Please book your clay pottery workshop at least 3 days in advance and check the calendar for available times.
Ceramic Bisque Workshop
Our most popular product is painted pottery so we have a large variety of ceramics to choose from. We first explain the entire process of baking ceramics as well as painting to the children. We then let students pick whatever piece they would like to paint and we will supply everything you need. If you would like to do all mugs or all plates for the kids then please contact us 1 week in advance to make sure we have adequate inventory.
Once the kids are done painting, we take them to the back to see the glazing process. We will also show them the kilns that the ceramics go into to get fired. After 4-6 days, the ceramics will be ready for pickup. We only charge the regular drop-in cost of the pendant as well as the overall $15/hour fee for the educational tour and party room reservation.
Canvas Painting Workshop
Canvas painting is not only fun for kids but also great because you don’t have to pick up anything at a later point! Each student will get to come home with a 12”x12” canvas with the art design of your choice. We will teach them about transfer paper and how to use it to transfer designs onto canvas.
Once the design is transferred over, we will teach them about painting techniques, brush sizes and color mixing to create the shades they need. From start to finish we will go over the painting process step by step. This is very similar to kid’s painting classes so pricing is the same and excludes the education fee. ($35 per student)
We only charge the regular drop-in cost of the pendant as well as the overall $15/hour fee for the educational tour and party room reservation.