Virtual Clay Club For Kids

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Event Category

Arts & DIY

Note: This is a multi-session event series. By purchasing the event package, you acknowledge that you can attend all event dates included below.
Event Overview

Yay for fun things to do! Clay Club is intended for youth and teens, ages 8-14. Kids only! Originally offered as an after school activity at a few lucky schools in Chicago, we are opening up an opportunity to get creative and enjoy some clay time at your home studio!

Boo to pandemic boredom, hello creative opportunity! We will pinch, pull and press the clay, using handbuilding skills and sneaky artist tricks. Students can arrive with their own ideas, try our "idea of the week", or be inspired by each other.
Clay is provided but needs to be picked up from the studio in advance (831 W. Wolfram). A tool list and setup instrucions will be provided; an optional, very simple, tool kit can be purchased for $3.

Sessions will be on Zoom; tickets are priced individually for the series, so please register each student separately. Each pass is good for 4 consecutive Wednesdays. Single-session tickets are not available, sorry.
Each class will run one hour; finished projects can be delivered to the studio for drying and firing. We will glaze your work for you; options will be provided. Everything will be ready for pick-up approximately 2-3 weeks after it is dropped off at the studio.

Winter Scheduling-
Clay Club will run on Wednesdays from January through March; if your child cannot make a session please notify in advance and we will do our best to accommodate alternate dates. Missed classes without advance notice will not be refunded. Ages 8-14 only.
For older teens and adults, Virtual Clay Play is offered Wednesdays at a later time. Ages 15+

What to Bring

You will need an area to work, away from food, pets and small children. At-home tool list and studio setup instructions will be provided. An optional tool kit can be purchased for $3.

Minimum age

8 years or older

What's Provided

Clay is provided; pick up in advance from the studio (831 W Wolfram). Afterwards, you'll return projects to the studio for firing and glazing.

What You Can Expect From This Experience
  • Fun for the kids!
  • Work with clay
  • Connect and create
  • Unplug and relax
  • Get your hands dirty
  • Be creative at home
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Heather McQueen

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Heather McQueen is an accomplished ceramic artist, working primarily in the low-fire range. Her work varies from drums and sculptural vessels to utilitarian, country-style tableware. She enjoys inspiring others through her work, from one-on-one lessons to Visiting Artist Residencies.
Heather's claywork has been published ("From Mud to Music", "500 Raku") and featured in a nationally televised promo (US Cellular). She is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and maintains an independent ceramic studio in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood.

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