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Clay Art Club

Mon 27 - Thurs 30 May, 10am - 4.30pm

7 – 11 year olds can get creative with clay and work with ceramicist Amy Daniels this May half term.

Art Club participants will explore drawing, print making and large-scale sculpture building and experiment with coil building, slip decoration, sgraffito and printing on clay to create their very own ceramic masterpieces.

£120 for all four days (a 15% discount is available for siblings attending art club)


Get to know your material and the group. Playful quick experiments with clay.

Visit Magdalene Odundo: The Journey of Things exhibition. Explore the artworks through looking and drawing games.

Try out monoprinting in the learning studio.

Print using underglaze colours onto clay

Make simple pinch pots based on your drawings from the gallery. Add detail with underglaze and sgraffito technique


Explore pattern and texture int eh artworks in the galleries

In the learning studios make your own pattern and texture roller by carving into pre made plaster battons. Use your batton to roll pattern and texture and colour underglaze into clay.

Create a wraparound pot sculpture using your work from earlier in the day


Large scale experiment drawing in the galleries

Make a coil pot. Learn how to build height and blend the coils.


Continue with your own clay project supported by Amy

Take the lead on designing a display for your ceramic creations. Then welcome your friends and family into the studios to share your wonderful creations from the week.

Amy will take your work away to fire in her kiln. Amy will advise on collection of work at the sharing afternoon on Thursday 30 May.

This course is suitable for 7 – 11 year olds.

There is no need to accompany your child on this course.  Children will be accompanied by a member of staff at all times and all staff working on the course are DBS checked.

Snacks and drinks are provided at break times but please provide your child with a packed lunch or money to buy lunch from The Hepworth Cafe.

‘I enjoyed everything because I have learnt lots of new things. You have made me a better artist.’  Art Club participant

‘Thank you very much, Emmanuel has had fun and gained valuable art experience.’
Parent of Art Club participant

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