thrown elements pottery
260 N. Evergreen Ave.,
Arlington Heights, IL
Do something radical this summer
Clay camps at Thrown Elements Pottery are fun, energetic, artistic and experiential outlets for children ages 5-17. Each session focuses on different age-appropriate projects and teaches new skills based on the theme. Sign up for as many sessions as you'd like--there's always something new and exciting!
Kids "ala carte" camps-for students ages 5-13
Morning, Afternoon, all Day, or All Week!
Registrations are required and will be honored on a first come first serve basis, and are appreciated 2 weeks in advance of any camp. Check our website (http://www.thrownelementspottery.com/SummerCampsBrochure2012.pdf) for each day's theme.
*Morning Session: Hand building with wet clay 10:00-12:30
*Lunch 12:30-1:00 (bring your own) (Free Day's include a pizza party!)
*Afternoon Session: Glazing/ Painting Projects and Techniques 1:00-3:00
$35 "ala carte" workshops
$65 per day (am and pm 10am-3pm) - you bring lunch!
$125 all week (M-Th) for morning or afternoon workshops
$225 all week (M-Th) all day (10-3)
$200 TEP family six-pack: you choose theme and six sessions; pre-registration required
Teen Camps - for students ages 10-17
We offer three sessions, the first 2 are four week sessions where you pick the 2 days a week you would like to attend. We know you're busy, so you choose the two days-- m, t, w or th--that work best for you from 3-5pm.
*June 11 - July 5
*July 9 - Aug 2
The third session is an intensive 2 week program.
*Aug 6 - Aug 16 (2 week intensive - come M-Th for 2 weeks)
$250 per session*
*Discounts offered for multiple camps and sibling registrations: 10% for 2 or more teen camp sessions when registered at the same time.
*We can accommodate missed sessions and vacation schedules with make-up classes and pro-rated pricing.
Week 1-- Pinch pots, slabs and coils
Basic form and hand building techniques, handles, additions and sgraffito
Week 2--Centering and cylinders
Basic wheel throwing, hollow forms and slip trailing
Week 3--Altering the cylinder
Altering shapes and mastering lid makings
Dipping, layering of color, wax resist and sgraffito