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SUMMER CAMP: Slugs & Bugs


This 5 day camp will explore hand building techniques and decorative methods to create a variety of pieces incorporating a “Slugs & Bugs” theme.

Day 1:

Introduce Clay vocabulary & ceramic processes and tools. Tour studio.
Demonstrate pinch & coil building methods
Project: use pinch pot method to create hollow slugs & bugs
Project: construct coil pot

Day 2:
Demonstrate slab method & using the slab roller safely
Project: use plaster slump mold to make large dish
Project: use slab technique to make butterfly/dragonfly tiles

Day 3:
Discuss Texture and Demonstrate how to attach slabs with scoring technique.
Project: use slab construction to construct tall vase with negative space near rim
Project: draw & plan design for dish project

Day 4:
Demonstrate Sgraffito technique.
Discuss color theory & underglaze application
Project: use large dish from day 2 for Sgraffito technique
Project: begin painting projects with underglaze

Day 5:
Review clay vocabulary, clay tools, & the ceramic process
Project: use underglaze to finish painting projects
Project: Finish all pieces / record glaze choices / add initials to projects

*Work will be fired and final glazing done the week after the camp. Participants will be notified when all pieces are complete and ready for pickup.

Participant Minimum: 4; Maximum: 10

COST: $175
Cost includes: all clay and materials needed for all projects. Snack provided each day.

Reserve your spot below. We will be in touch to gather detailed registration information.

*Wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you can get dirty!

Led by SCCA Youth Instructor, Nicole Johnson.

Earlier Event: June 10
SUMMER CAMP: Wheel
Later Event: June 24
SUMMER CAMP: Hand Building