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July Kids Handbuilding Camp

5-day handbuilding camp for kids!

  • Starts Jul 22
  • 200 US dollars
  • Wildfire Ceramic Studio

Available spots

Class Description

Discover the fun in making with clay! Students will learn how to build cups and bowls, but also to make animals and monsters! This class will teach techniques such as coil building, slab building, and scratch and attach. Students will get to decorate their work using underglazes, adding vibrant color to their new creations! This course meets from 9am-12pm for five mornings from Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26th at Wildfire Ceramic Studio, 2502 Murphy Unit A. Please bring your child on-time and ready to get messy! Day 1: Learn how to make a bowl with coils! Day 2: Lets make your favorite animals Day 3: Slab building cups! Day 4: Free make, use your newfound knowledge to make whatever you want! Day 5: Decorate The fee is $200 per child and includes instruction, mid-morning snacks each day, all the required clay, tools, and glazing/firing services.  Enrollment deadline: *July 7th* at midnight. We can accommodate 10 kids in total, so be sure to sign-up early! If you are signing up more than one child, please fill out the registration info for each child. Instructor: Gabs Conway, the Family Fun instructor and WCS Summer Camps Counselor, has nearly 10 years teaching experience with kids and adults alike, including facilitation of several summer camps. Gabs grew up throwing and sculpting alongside her father while he studied ceramics in Mankato, Minnesota. In May of 2021, she earned her BFA, with a concentration in ceramics at the University of Wisconsin - Stout. Now, she is a full time artist and educator. Please fill out the Waiver on the Summer Camps page: If you would like to print and bring it on the first day of camp, please arrive early so Gabs can look it over prior to the start of the camp. Please note: If there is too low of enrollment to run the course, we will offer you a full refund or credit towards another course, whichever you prefer. Thank you for your understanding!

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests must be emailed to Refunds and credits are given according to the following cancellation timelines: Prior to 1 month before course start date: Full refund 1 month to 2 weeks before course start date: 50% refund 2 weeks to 2 days before *enrollment deadline*: 50% credit Some exceptions may be made depending on extraordinary circumstances. We will offer a full refund if we need to cancel a course. Please return to Summer Camp page to fill out the Waiver for each child.

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