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CyclePottery Kids’ camps provide a safe, supportive and fun atmosphere for young students to explore their creativity. Small camp sizes ensure students receive individual attention from instructors!
In all sessions campers will learn how to use a potter’s wheel to throw functional stoneware forms and hand build with studio owner/founder Kathryn Kothe, CyclePottery Instructors and ceramic artists Melissa Gilman and Jocelyn Gozdowski.
For the non-beginners, they will learn how to advance to making lids, handles, and spouts for more complicated vessels.
Students should bring a snack and a lunch. We may eat outside and with the permission of the parents, we like to get out of the studio for a walk to a nearby cafe or grassy spot for a snack, lunch, or ice cream cones on nice summer days.
3 Day Camp for ages 6-9: Tuesday will focus on wheel throwing, Wednesday hand building, and Thursday decorating and finishing their pieces. After camp we bisque fire, overglaze and glaze fire their pieces, ready about 2-3 weeks later.
5 Day Camps: Monday and Tuesday will focus on wheel throwing. Wednesday and Thursday campers will have handbuilding projects, work on different altering and decorating techniques, and may still work on the wheel. Thursday morning students will learn/help load into the kiln any greenware ready for the bisque fire. Friday we will all unload the bisque fire, wash, wax and glaze pots for the final glaze fire.
NEW for 2020:
7 Day Camp: Offered early June, one 5 day camp week plus the Monday and Tuesday following for campers to be able to have more time to have focused attention on decorating and glazing their work.
Teen Camp: For ages 12+ mid August. 2 weeks will allow your teen to truly immerse themselves in the full production cycle of creating pottery they are proud of, with attention to all the tasks required of a potter. We will have a special day where we will walk to Arts and Industry building to have special tours of other pottery studios to expand their vision and knowledge of what being a potter & ceramic artist looks like. After these 2 weeks we hope your teen will walk away with a deep understanding of what being a potter truly entails, and that they feel capable of pursuing this path if they dream to do so!
Ascendance Inner World Arts Partnership: This camp is designed with pre-teens in mind who want to explore a variety of art forms during the day. Ascendance has teamed up with CyclePottery for this camp! Students will start the day exploring a variety of dance styles and will be walking to our studios to work on creative projects each day. The field trips may also include a trip to the ice cream stand! Have fun making memories and new friends this August. Head on over to Ascendance’s website to register!
2020 Summer Camp Sessions:
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8 Students Max in all Camps taught by 2 instructors. Ages 9+ for all, except for Session 2 (ages 6-9) and Teen Session (ages 12+)
3 DAY CAMPS: 9am-3pm, $285 5 DAY CAMPS: 9am-3pm, $425 (10% off the 3 Day Camp Rate)
7 DAY CAMP: 9am-3pm, $570 2 WEEK CAMP: 9am-3pm, $810 (15% off the 3 Day Camp Rate)
Session 1: 7 day camp, June 8th-12th, 15th & 16th; cancelled
Session 2: 3 day camp, Ages 6-9, June 23rd – 25th cancelled
Session 3: 5 day camp, June 29th – July 3rd cancelled
Session 4: 5 day camp, July 6th-10th cancelled
Session 5: 5 day camp, July 20th-24th cancelled
Ascendance Camp: August 3rd-7th undetermined
Teen Session: 2 week camp, Ages 12+: August 10th-14th; 17th-21st FULL, undetermined
UPDATE May 31, 2020:
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