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Stirling Hall - Youth Programs

Youth Creative Arts Programs

We provide opportunities for children kindergarten through 8th grade to learn new skills or improve on a current skill in the arts. Children of all ability levels and interest will be encouraged to try and develop an interest or hobby that can last a lifetime.

Programs will be offered year round to both boys and girls. Classes will emphasize the individual's sense of creativity. Workshops, as well as long-term, 8-12 week classes will be available to meet the needs of children at different interest levels. Classes for advanced students will be offered, as well as for the beginner.   register_white

Youth Classes

Dynamic Ceramics
(5-9Y)
This introduction to ceramics will emphasize creative expression through the use of
clay. Participants will explore the basic approaches to clay including coil, pinch, and
slab drape methods. Great seasonal projects will be made. Students should have two
sessions of Ceramics before moving on to Young Potters.
Location: Stirling Hall, Studio 4
Instructor: Debra Lerman

Young Potters
(9-14Y)
This class is for students who are interested in learning about the potter’s wheel and
developing the skills required in wheel throwing. Functional pottery projects will be
emphasized. Students should complete at least two sessions of Dynamic Ceramics
before participating in this class. Exceptions for older students can be made.
Location: Stirling Hall, Studio 3
Instructor: Karen Avery

Art Attack
(5-9Y)
Young artists will have opportunities to enjoy and explore the creative process
with a wide variety of art materials. We’ll papier-mache, paint, print, collage,
draw, and more while creating open-ended, positive art experiences.
Imaginations will be sparked when we use common materials in uncommon
ways.
Location: Stirling Hall, Studio 5
Instructor: Debra Lerman

Drawing and Painting
(8-12Y)
Be the next Picasso! Join this class and spend time enjoying drawing and painting. The media will include pencils, pastels, charcoal, watercolor and tempera paints. Now is the time to develop your artistic style.
Location: Stirling Hall, Studio 5
Instructor: Debra Lerman

Autumn Inspiration
(5-9Y)
Explore the season in this imaginitive clay class. While building a firm doundation in hand-building techniques, young artists explore the theme of real and pretend with clay masks, autumn trees, and jack-o-lanterns.
Location: Stirling Hall, Studio 4
Instructor: Courtney Kehrmann

Youth Workshops

Ceramic Cornucopia Centerpiece
(Grade 1-5)
Everything Thanksgiving table needs a festive centerpiece. Come and create your own ceramic cornucopia. The students will be creating a ceramic horn filled with a cariety of fruits and vegetables. Painting each piece with our rainbow of colorful glazes finishes off this fall harvest of bounty. Each cornucopia will be fired in our electric kilns and ready for pick up in 10 days.
Location: Stirling Hall, Studio 4
Instructor: Debra Lerman

Ceramic Turky Centerpiece
(Grade 1-5)
Decorate your holiday table with an adorable ceramic turkey. We will be handbuilding a fun turkey using clay. Your own cut out clay hand prints will be used for the turkey feathers. This little fellow will become a favorite holiday keepsake for years to come. Underglazes will be used to paint our creations and a kiln firing will take place. Pick up of finished projects will be 10 days later.
Location: Stirling Hall, Studio 5
Instructor: Debra Lerman

Keepsake Ceramic Christmas Ornament
(Grade 1-5)
This workshop will have the children hand build cermic candy canes plus, we also will do slab work by rolling out and pressing out a variety of holiday shape ornaments such as gingerbread boy/girls, Christmas trees, stars, plus lots of fun shapes like animals, trucks and hearts. These ceramic ornaments make great gifts and are special keepsakes for years to come. Pick up of finished projects will be 10 days later.
Location: Stirling Hall, Studio 5
Instructor: Debra Lerman

Wreath Making Workshop
(Grades 1-5)
You will get in the holiday spirit while you have fun assembling your very own wreath. We will have a variety of materials that will inspire you to create something beautiful and unique. You can take your wreath home and enjoy your special creation throughout the holiday!
Location: Stirling Hall, Studio 5
Instructor: Debra Lerman

Happy Hanukkah Menorahs and Dreidels Workshop
(Grades 1-5)
Celebrate the holiday of lights by making your own Menorah and Dreidels. Young artists will create an easy assemble Menorah and spinning Dreidels. We also will be painting colorful glazes to decorate our creations. All pieces will be fired in electric kilns and ready to pick up 10 days later.
Locations: Stirling Hall, Studio 4
Instructor: Debra Lerman

 

 

 

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