The Art Room: Create with Clay (Oct. 2022)


Please note that SJAC will continue to keep a mandatory mask policy in place for all programs (workshops, galleries, performing arts events, rental events.)

Workshop Description

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

All materials are provided within the workshop fee, and students should wear an apron or old shirt.

Workshop Information
Age group: Kids aged 9-12

Time: 9:30am-11:30am

Dates: Saturday mornings, October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 2022

Duration: 4 weeks

Fees: $100, all supplies included

Skill level: Beginner

Capacity: maximum 10 students

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.

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About your Instructor

SJAC is proud to welcome Danielle Marks as a new instructor here at SJAC! Danielle was in our very first class of NBCCD Foundation Visual Arts Students.

Danielle Marks grew up in Saint John, NB, giving her a natural admiration for nature that lead her to pursue a career in pottery. Her inspiration comes from hiking and camping all over New Brunswick, her current line reflects the forest meeting the rocky cliff edge of the Bay of Fundy.

Danielle graduated with her Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick Saint John in 2017. Later deciding to follow a more creative lifestyle, returned to school in 2019 at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (right here at SJAC in the Foundation Visual Arts’ first cohort!) – she graduated with her Ceramics diploma in 2022.

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