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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):

  

Funky Food Sculptures - April/May 2024

Time to get sculpting your favourite food! From sushi to burgers to doughnuts - this will create fun conversations and really test their skills for textures and scale. An awareness of what we eat, where it comes from, and what's healthy - all super important life skills for your little ones. And not only, that, they get to go wild with their imagination!

A mindful and creative course with a chance for each child to create their own unique sculptures. 


Under the Sea! – June/July 2024

Endless creativity options with this amazing underwater theme - from sea creatures to objects with sealife decorations, this will really get the kids imaginations going. We will be challenging the kids to give their creations functional uses too – whether it is a oyster shell dish or a mermaid egg cup, we can’t wait to see what they create.

 

Class Length 1.5 hours on weekday afternoons from 5pm - 6.30pm for 5 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 (not applicable for painting only classes)
  • 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, tea, water, squash and biscuits 
  • Aprons
  • All tools and equipment
  • Class tuition by experienced tutor
  • On site ceramic technician
  • Toilets are just large enough for clothes changing if required
  • Clay and a selection of underglazes (no glazes at the Wheel Taster classes, we will clear glaze these for you when dry). Paint classes, we provide one pot per person and a selection of underglazes
  • Kiln firing service to your pieces - can either be collected or posted to you 4-6 weeks later (or 2-3 weeks later for painting only classes)

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 will be offered where you seek to cancel with notice of at least 7 days prior to the class date. Please click on the cancellation option on your email confirmation

For cancellations with prior notice of less than 7 days but more than 4 days from the class date, no refund will be offered, but the option of rearranging the class is available. Please click on the transfer option on your email confirmation

Cancellations with less than 7 days’ notice are non-refundable.

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..

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Kids After School Pottery Club (5 weeks, once/week)

Kids After School Pottery Club (5 weeks, once/week)

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