The Art Room: Create with Clay

People have been making things from clay for at least 30,000 years! In this workshop, students will learn how to use hand building techniques to create all sorts of things, from textured ornaments, to a cool animal pinch pot, and a hand carved bowl using the ancient ‘coiling’ method for making pottery. They will learn about different ways that people create things with clay, and all sorts of fun facts!

Topics covered in the course:

  • Hand-building and sculpting
  • All about texture: making stamps and using textures and slab building
  • Learning about hump- moulds and decorating with underglaze
  • Sgrafitto
Saturdays, 1 – 3pm • May 15, 22, 29, and June 5, 2021 (4 weeks) • $90 ($80 tuition, $10 for materials)
(If you register online, please put a note in the ‘Additional Information > Order Notes’ field to inform us of your child’s name and age.) • UPDATE: FULL!
Age Group: this class is designed for children ages 9-12

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COVID-19 POLICY NOTE: As a public building, SJAC must follow the Government of New Brunswick’s Public Health guidelines on the coronavirus. In the unfortunate event that the local Saint John Zone must ‘move back’ to stricter social distancing policies and classes must be canceled, participants will be refunded for the remaining classes.

Please note that community face masks are required during the class. We will be practicing social distancing in our big workshop room!


About the Instructor:

Danika Vautour is a Canadian visual artist, who returned from England last autumn. She specialises in ceramics and has been working with this material for over 5 years.

Danika graduated from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD) where she received her Diploma in Ceramics (2017) and her Certificate in Foundation Visual Arts (2015). During her time at NBCCD she also studied photography, drawing, and painting. In her studio practice, she uses a variety of mediums to create pieces that reflect the way she sees everyday life. Her work is profoundly influenced by minimalism and her ties to the sea.


Read our Workshop Cancellation & Refund Policy.