Finished Student Works – Term Three draws to a close

The end of the term is fast approaching, and that means lots of finished student works!

The term went by so fast with lots of exciting projects underway.

Term four dates and times for adults and children are updated on the CLASSES page and you can enrol easily in the SHOP. And remember GIFT CERTIFICATES are available for all classes in the SHOP

Also,exciting news for term four: mosaic classes will begin – more information coming soon. If you haven’t already, subscribe to the NEWSLETTER so you will not miss out the announcements about new programs and course.

And to finish off here are some pics of some of the finished artworks from this term ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Pottery Session with the 1st Cub & Scouts Ballan – Art & Design Badge

During the week I loaded the car with clay, pottery tools, coloured slips and brushes and hit the road to Ballan to visit the 1st Cub & Scouts in Ballan. Only a 25 minute drive from the studio, it is a very scenic drive when travelling the back way via the Old Melbourne Road.

Insert pic here of Old Melb Rd- oops didn’t take one! Stay tuned for an update when I deliver the finished pinch pots back to the group ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway the brief was to make pinch pots and sculpt them into animals. My suggestion was to then paint them with coloured slips so that the project could be finished in the allotted time – one hour!! It was a tight squeeze, but we did finish in time.

There were twenty six children, so it was a busy hour, but there were a few adults helping out and keeping the project focused, so it ran smoothly. It also ran smoothly because the children were enjoying the activity – which is always half the battle!

Not all of the children were undertaking the activity for the Art and Design Badge as some already had that badge, but of those who were completing this badge they were required to take a worksheet home and recap what they had learnt through a series of questions and drawings. The children were quite attentive so I am sure they will do well.

Stay tuned for a post in ย couple of weeks showcasing the finished results …. in the meantime here’s what we got up to ๐Ÿ™‚

ClayMotion Ballarat Pottery with Ballan Cubs Scouts

ClayMotion Ballarat Pottery with Ballan Cubs Scouts

 

 

Childrens pottery classes Ballarat Victoria Australia

Childrens Pottery at ClayMotion Ballarat

Children’s classes are now underway at the ClayMotion Studio for term three. Some children are returning students and others are new – this is ideal as students in the class are all at different levels and ages, and all work at their own pace. This makes for a relaxed and happy learning environment which is perfect for kids to reach their top potential.

And. yes, mid term enrolments or casual attendance is most welcome – just emailย or phone me on 0438382522 to discuss your requirements.

And now on to some pics from previous kids classes ๐Ÿ™‚

Pottery Classes are well underway!

Pottery Classes in Ballarat

Pottery classes are well underway for both adults and children – its pretty cold at the moment, but the fire is on and the studio is cozy warm!

Mid term enrolments are welcome in adults and children’s classes … simply contact me to discuss your needs. Casual attendance is also welcome.

ClayMotion also offers a range of services such as birthday parties, corporate teambuilding andย mothers groups.ย Check out all of our services by viewing the menu above.

And now enjoy some creativity from classes so far this term:

A Busy First Week of Pottery Classes!

Pottery in Ballarat

Adults pottery classes began this week for term three, and despite the cold Ballarat weather all the classes were busy and full of creative enthusiasm! Over the break I caught up on most of theย firing, and after this first week the shelves are full again!!

Childrens classes start next week. There is definitely a Saturday morning class and the Wednesday afternoon class will depend on numbers. Visit the CLASSES page for more info or the SHOP to enrol.

ClayMotion Childrens Classes Pottery in Ballarat

As for the first week of term three adults classes I’ll let the pics tell the story ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Term Three Pottery Classes Start this Week!

Term Three Pottery Classes Start this Week!

Pottery in Ballarat

I am definitely not posting on this blog often enough! Time just seems to go so fast…

Anyhoo, following are some pics from term two classes, and term three classes start this week for adults and the following week for children. Enrolling is easy via the SHOP or you can call me on 0438382522 to discuss any needs you may have ๐Ÿ™‚

Can’t commit to a full term? Casual rates are available at $22 per class, so just pay as you are able to attend!

So, scroll through the pics, get inspired and enrol today ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Birthday Parties at ClayMotion – Adults or Children!

Birthdays Parties at ClayMotion in Ballarat

Tomorrow afternoon ClayMotion is a hosting partyย for a 9th Birthday with ten bubbly children attending… we will be making treasure boxes.

A couple of weeks we hosted a 13th birthday party, and have been so busy since then I haven’t had a chance to post the pics on the blog – so here they are!!

If you are interested in a birthday party – adults or children – visit the BIRTHDAY PARTIES page for information or call me on 0438382522

 

Happy Easter ClayMotioners :-)

Happy Easter ClayMotioners!!

Term Two starts next week for adults and the following week for children and there are still a few places left in classes. Enrolling is easy online or ring me directly to book in.

Lots of creativity happened during term one, and following are some images to inspire your future creations!

See you soon ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

Mums and Bubs Session with the Gordon Playgroup.

This morning I travelled out to Millbrook, only a ten minute drive from the ClayMotion studio, to workshop a mums and bubs session with Mums from the Gordon Playgroup at the Millbrook Community Hall.

The community hall was once a primary school established in 1877, I guess during the prosperous gold rush era. The grounds also boasted a time capsule, marked by a stone and plaque, due to be opened in 2035 (I think, off memory). I wish I had taken a photo!

Mums made a plate which they decorated with coloured slip and decorative stamps…. plus baby handprints or footprints – a great and treasured lasting memento! There was even a grandmother participating who created a plate with her grandchildren’s prints.

Everyone had a great time with the group deciding they would have future sessions where we would make different clay mementos.

Mums and bubs sessions can be conducted from my studio or where your mothers group meets on any day of the week that doesn’t clash with my studio classes – simply contact me to discuss your needs ๐Ÿ™‚

And finally, here are some photos from the session ๐Ÿ™‚

January 2017 School Holiday Program – Pottery in Ballarat

Hello everyone – I hope everyone had a great Christmas & New Year!

Now that things are settling back down to routine (are they?) I thought is timely to post a reminder about the January School Holiday program – we are making snake pencil holders and monster post. Enrol in one session or both to keep the kids creatively occupied. Visit the SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM page for all the info and enrolment details ๐Ÿ™‚

And just to keep you inspired check out these cuties from term four kids classes and some of the great stuff they created ๐Ÿ™‚