We love being a part of everyone's summer fun and this year we are trying to expand our offerings while keeping things simple. We learned from last summer that everyone has their own schedule to keep and matching up with our summer camp schedule didn't work for everyone. So this summer we are offering something for everyone.
Each month we are offering two scheduled morning camps.
Our Pottery Camp will be all about creating Fairy, Troll, and Enchanted doors that can be used inside, or outside as a gateway for all the magical creatures that our children play with. The children will come to the Studio and create their one of a kind door out of raw clay. We will make use of the vast array of textural elements so that the children can truly create their own thematic pieces. After the camp is done, we will fire your child's piece, and contact you when it is completed. Then you are welcome to come into the Studio at any time, no appointment necessary and your child will then Paint and Glaze their own creation!!! We will fire their piece a second time and let you know when their artwork is all ready to be picked up.
The children will be able to spend 2 separate sessions in the Studio and both work with raw clay and utilize Studio tools to create their special pieces and then return on a separate day to Paint & Glaze their creations.
Our Glass Fusing Camp will also be offered each month during the summer break. This will be a very fun exploration into working with glass. We bring 25 years of glass working experience to our offerings and we are confident that your children will learn about glass, its components, and how it responds to being fired in a kiln, in addition to how glass artists work with the fused glass medium.
The children will be creating sun catchers in the general theme of a fish aquarium! How fun for the kids to create their favorite fish and add their own design elements to make their aquarium space truly their own. How fun!!! We will fire your child's piece and it will be ready to pick up soon after the camp finishes.
Finally, families are welcome to CREATE YOUR OWN summer camp. If your child is too busy during the school year to take one of our hand building classes, or wheel throwing classes, and would like to condense the class into a one week period, we are happy to schedule a private class. You can pick 3 days for your child to come in and create either hand built pieces, or wheel thrown pieces and then return to the Studio for the 4th glass after the pieces have been fired for a glazing session. We recommend that children be 12 years and up for our wheel throwing class.
Give the Studio a call with any questions, or to schedule your own private summer camp! (540) 364-2834.
Lori Langford - Wife, Mother, Potter, Artist, Big Dog Pots Owner