Mar. 12, 19 (Closed March 26)
Apr. 1, 9, 16, 23, 30
(suggested ages 7-12)
In this class students explore the basics of creating clay projects. Students will learn basic pottery construction techniques in hand forming.
Please note, this class will not utilize the pottery wheel due to the strength required and the difficulty of use. The students will instead use several other forms of pottery construction that are more age appropriate.
This is an 8 week class and the fee includes all materials and supplies.
The class experience at the Foundry is built around providing a place for students to exercise their creativity and express themselves through artistic activities. Of course high priority is placed on having fun, however, our curriculum is designed to provide real learning that encourages students to develop their skills as well foster an understanding of purpose and perspective that can serve to enhance their lives in more meaningful ways.
Our mentors (teachers) are specifically gifted in teaching, and understand artistic expression is about allowing students to create their own art, and not simply ”painting by numbers”. Projects focus on individuals following their own ideas artistically, while still providing instruction and advice on technique and skill advancement.
(age ranges are flexible – please feel free to inquire about your needs)
Instructor: Erica Tidwell
Erica is a 2018 graduate of the University of Evansville with a bachelors degree in educational studies with a concentration in ceramics. She has interned with multiple EVSC schools including Harrison High School and Washington Middle School. In high school she was a teachers aid for the ceramic classes along with a few two dimensional art classes.