Kids

Classes in art and clay

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Kids Clay Classes

terracotta bowls with splattered colored slips next to a potter's wheel

NEW! 3 Days of Clay! Multi-Age Wheel

Instructor: MSS Staff
Tuesday-Thursday, 3-4:30PM
Tuition: $100
Location: Clay Studio

Enjoy some creative time in the studio in a 3-day wheel workshop! This class will focus on the fundamentals of making pottery on the wheel, from creating the form to putting some finishing touches on pieces. Students will be able to paint and decorate their work with colored slips, and a staff member will glaze and fire pieces. Anyone who already knows the basics of the wheel may continue at their own pace. This is a great class to take with family members or friends. Clay & materials provided/All levels/Ages 8 and up. 

Adults are welcome to join this class, but must register for the session to participate and use clay. Adults who will attend only to supervise do not have to register.

Session 1: June 25-27 REGISTER>
Session 2: July 9-11 REGISTER>
Session 3: July 23-25 REGISTER>
Session 4: August 6-8 REGISTER>
Session 5: August 20-22 REGISTER>

Colored slips for clay next to a banding wheel

NEW! 3 Days of Clay! Multi-Age Hand Building

Instructor: MSS Staff
Tuesday-Thursday, 3-4:30PM
Tuition: $100
Location: Clay Studio

Get your hands in some clay while creating custom pottery pieces or sculpture using textures,  tools, stamps,  and colored slips. Instructors will guide students through making a specific project, but students are welcome to get creative with their own ideas while learning some key hand building techniques. This is a great class to take with family members or friends. Clay & materials providedAll levels/Ages 5 and up.  

Adults are welcome to join this class, but must register for the session to participate and use clay. Adults who will attend only to supervise do not have to register.

Session 1: June 25-27 REGISTER>
Session 2: July 9-11 REGISTER>
Session 3: July 23-25 REGISTER>
Session 4: August 6-8 REGISTER>
Session 5: August 20-22 REGISTER>

Over the shoulder of a Girl Handbuilding with red clay

Monday Multi-Age Hand Building

Instructor: Kathy Clarke
3:30-4:30PM
Location: Clay Studio

Each class will introduce a project that teaches students various techniques used in pottery making, as well as one that triggers the imagination. Students can choose to make the project or work on their own idea. Guidance and skills will be given to bring their work to a successful finish. Fun is always in the mix! Ages 4 1/2-Adult

Adults are welcome to join this class, but must register for the session to participate and use clay. Adults who will attend only to supervise do not have to register.

Spring Session 1: April 1-29* Tuition, $75  RUNNING
*No class on April 8 & 22 due to the eclipse & school vacation week
Spring Session 2:
May 6-20: Tuition, $75 REGISTER>

Kids & Adult hands working with red clay on a potter's wheel

Tuesday Multi-Age Wheel

Instructor: Abigail Wentz
3:30-5PM
Location: Clay Studio

Do you like cups, bowls or making things to use? Then join us for mud play and wheel throwing skills. We will learn how to throw a pot on the wheel and decorate them with colored slips, carving or adding handles. In this class the studio assistants will take care of the glazing process. Just come and enjoy playing with clay and by the end of the session you’ll have pieces to keep for a lifetime. Ages 8 to adult.

Adults are welcome to join this class, but must register for the session to participate and use clay. Adults who will attend only to supervise do not have to register.

Spring Session 2:
May 7-28: Tuition, $140 REGISTER>

Boy sculpting with red clay in a studio

Multi-Age Hand Building

Instructor: Kristi Tolgyesi
Tuesdays or Thursdays. 3:30-4:30PM
Location: Clay Studio

Each class will introduce a project that teaches students various techniques used in pottery making, as well as one that triggers the imagination. Students can choose to make the project or work on their own idea. Guidance and skills will be given to bring their work to a successful finish. Fun is always in the mix! Ages 4 1/2-Adult

Adults are welcome to join this class, but must register for the session to participate and use clay. Adults who will attend only to supervise do not have to register.

Spring Session 1:
April 2-30: Tuition, $100 RUNNING
Spring Session 2:
May 2-30: Tuition, $125 REGISTER>

Arial view of child's hands around a terracotta wheel-thrown bowl painted with green slip

Thursday Multi-Age Wheel

Instructor: Saisorn Peemanao
3:30-5PM
Location: Clay Studio

Do you like cups, bowls or making things to use? Then join us for mud play and wheel throwing skills. We will learn how to throw a pot on the wheel and decorate them with colored slips, carving or adding handles. In this class the studio assistants will take care of the glazing process. Just come and enjoy playing with clay and by the end of the session you’ll have pieces to keep for a lifetime. Ages 8 to adult.

Adults are welcome to join this class, but must register for the session to participate and use clay. Adults who will attend only to supervise do not have to register.

Spring Session 1:
April 4-18, Tuition, $105  RUNNING
Spring Session 2:
May 2-30, Tuition, $175 REGISTER>

Kids Art Classes   In-Person & Online

All in-person classes will be following guidelines based on directives by the Governor and State of Vermont.  A detailed email will be sent to you once you register and you can read our complete COVID 19 Safety Plan here.

Boy sewing with sewing machine

After School Art -Paint What You Love!

Instructor: Carrie Ade
Tuesdays 3:45-5PM
Tuition: $85
Location: Marbleworks

 

In this three week after school class, children will explore and experiment with the exciting range of acrylics while they paint what they love! Students will go more in depth each week as they learn technique, brushwork, color blending, elements of composition, and learn about expressing their interests through different genres of art. This class encourages creativity and painting subjects that each student feels connected to while they gain an understanding of what it means to paint with one’s own voice. Each week students will be led through different projects as they gain confidence and skills with paint and most importantly have fun expressing themselves with this vibrant and versatile medium.

Session 8: May 14-28 REGISTER>

All of our classes are suitable for beginners and more experienced artists. There are two comfortable studio spaces at the main building and an offsite painting studio. We encourage all students to go at their own pace in a relaxed environment. It is best to wear clothes that you can get dirty for Kids Classes!

Gift Certificates: Gift certificates are available to purchase. To use a gift certificate, please get in touch. We can tailor your gift to suit you.  

Open Studio is for currently enrolled art, clay students, and monthly independent study. Independent Study students are invited to sign up on a monthly basis. Register with the school for a monthly fee of $100.00/month.

How to Register:  Come join us! Sign up for classes at middleburystudioschool.corsizio.com.

How to pay?
Credit cards are accepted when registering at middleburystudioschool.corsizio.com. Payments can also be made by cash or check. Checks should be made out to the Middlebury Studio School and mailed or delivered to the Middlebury Studio School, 2377 Rte. 7, Middlebury, VT 05753. Please pay promptly to guarantee your space.

Refund Policy: No refunds given for student cancellations less than 7 days from start of class.

Questions? Please call the school with questions at (802) 458-8979 or email info@middleburystudioschool.org

FOR ONLINE CLASSES

Please register and pay in advance with Corsizio (credit card) or by check (include your email address). Once you have registered we will invite you by email to our online Zoom class with the meeting number and password.

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Middlebury Studio School

Clay Studio
2377 Route 7 South
Middlebury, VT 05753

MSS Marble Works
63 Maple St #8A
Middlebury, VT 05753

Office/MSS Marble Works Phone:
802-458-8187

Clay Studio Phone:
802-458-8979


info@middleburystudioschool.org