Kids After School Pottery Club (4 weeks, once/week)

This weekly educational pottery course for kids is designed to encourage endless imagination, teach resilience and persistence, and allow independent creativity under the guidance of an expert potter. This is a pottery making club, conveniently scheduled after school hours, where kids will make ceramics from scratch and not just paint pottery.

 

Each half term we explore a different theme and use techniques from coiling, slabbing and pinching, to decorating and underglazing. Exploring 3D design and sculpting with clay is a great introduction to design and functional forms and so it suits creative, practical or expressive kids.

 

We guarantee your kids will finish each club session feeling inspired, proud, positive, calm and happy. They will also develop fine motor skills, problem solving skills, initiative, and curiosity. Plus, they get to keep their lovely pieces and are awarded a certificate on completion of each half term course!

 

Courses are suitable for repeat bookings and you will see their work improve quickly  and their confidence grow. Pieces will be fired on their behalf by the Keeeps team and can either be collected or posted to you 4-6 weeks after the course ends. 

 

Upcoming courses (see dates and times in the date selector):

  

Animal Magic – January/February 2024

Time to get sculpting your favourite animals! Whether they have a beloved dog or an obsession with giraffes, this is the kids’ pottery course that all Keeeps kids love. But we won’t be just making boring animal sculptures – oh no! We will be challenging the kids to give them functional uses too – whether it is a cat trinket dish or a bee egg cup, their imagination will run wild, and we can’t wait to see what they create. 

 

Class Length 1.5 hours on weekday afternoons from 5pm - 6.30pm for 4 weeks
Age Group 7 years - 13 years
Method Taught   Mainly handbuilding with opportunity to try the wheel
Maximum class size 7
Experience required   No experience required


  • Here's a list of things you may wish to bring with you to class:

    • Water bottle
    • Mask (optional)
    • Clothes that you don’t mind getting dusty and dirty
    • Flat shoes/trainers, no open toe shoes
    • You will need to remove your rings so you may wish to leave these at home
    • Hair tied back
    • Sensible length nails if you are going on the pottery wheel
    • Something to make fun or pretty textures in the clay (optional)
    • Children aged 15 and under joining adult classes must be accompanied by an adult over 18 (this does not apply to the Kids Holiday Pottery Club, After School Club or Kids Clay Taster Class as these are classes specifically for kids to have fun together!)
    • Please be punctual for the class and arrive 15 minutes in advance of the start time. Remember to give yourself enough time to park, especially at the weekend
    • Coffee and tea making facilities including 10 minute refreshment break
    • Aprons
    • All tools and equipment
    • Class tuition by experienced potter
    • On site ceramic technician
    • Toilets are just large enough for clothes changing if required
    • Clay and a selection of glazes
    • Kiln firing service to your pieces - can either be collected or posted to you 4-6 weeks later
      Please see our full Terms and Conditions for classes and courses before making your booking. You are required to have read and understood these before booking a class.

      Payment
        Class fees include tuition, materials, firing costs and tea and coffee. Payment must be made in full at the time of booking.

        Cancellation
      • A full refund or transfer will be offered where you seek to cancel with notice of at least 14 days prior to the class date.
      • For cancellations with prior notice of less than 14 days but more than 7 days from the class date, no refund will be offered, but the option of rearranging the class will be available.
      • Cancellations with less than 7 days’ notice are non-refundable. In circumstances beyond your control, please contact us in store or by phone (01628397000) or email (marlow@keeeps.co.uk).
      • In the unlikely event that Keeeps cancels your class, we will do our best to organise an alternative date within a reasonable period of time. If this is not possible a full refund will be offered..

      Kids After School Pottery Club (4 weeks, once/week)


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