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NCCCA Announces Spring Clay Classes for Kids
Offerings include Courses in both Hand Building and Wheel Work
The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts is pleased to announce clay classes for youth ages 5-14 in the areas of hand building and wheel work. Students will not only learn basic clay techniques; they will also be able to create pieces they can take home at the end of the session.
“The Clay Studio is a popular choice for kids of all ages,” says Janine Scherline, NCCCA Executive Director. “I am always delighted and impressed to see what participants are creating in the medium of clay. We have wonderful instructors and I am excited to see what will be produced.”
“Children enjoy the chance to create artwork based on ideas from their own imagination,” says Emily Owens, NCCCA Education Coordinator. “Kids’ Clay: Hand Building allows them to do just that!”
Owens continues, “The Kids’ Wheel class is limited to five students per course. This allows each student to receive the attention he or she needs to create his or her best work.”
The Kids’ Clay: Hand Building class, instructed by Jen Shutts, allows children ages 5-9 to create both functional pottery and creative sculptures. The classes take place on Sundays, from April 7 through May 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and costs $95 (or $85 for Arts Center members), plus a $10 materials fee.
Kim Mazur will instruct the Kids’ Wheel class, for kids ages 10-14. Participants learn how to throw on a potter’s wheel and create their own mugs, bowls, plates and shallow dishes. Two weeks after the last class, participants will be able to bring home the microwave and dishwasher safe pieces they designed. Classes are from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays, from April 13 through May 4, and costs $120 ($115 for Arts Center members), plus a $25 materials fee.
The NCCCA is open to visitors Tuesday through Friday, 10am - 5pm and Saturdays, 10am - 4pm. For a full listing of classes, please visit the NCCCA’s website at: www.plattsburgharts.org
Contact: Emily Owens, NCCCA Education Coordinator by phone at: 518-563-1604 or by email at: email@example.com