Pottery in Ballarat – Classes are Underway & Super Busy!

We are half way through the term – where did that go?

It has been very hectic moving into the new studio, and waiting for powercorp to connect the new kiln πŸ™ so there has been a bit of to-ing and fro-ing to kiln fire works in my home studio – but no breakages, so all is good!!

Mid term enrolments are welcome, and the dates for term 1, 2018 will be up on the website within the next two weeks, so stay tuned.

And remember the ClayMotion shop in Mair Street has some gorgeous handcrafted gifts created by local makers, so keep that in mind for Christmas! And there are art supplies too, for the art lovers in your life.

In the meantime check out these busy pictures from classes so far this term…. happy claying!

Adults Pottery Classes

Kids Pottery Classes

 

ClayMotion has moved! Art Classes now in Ballarat.

Its Official – we have moved! I haven’t had much time to post about the move on the blog, but have tried to do a bit of a story on the Instagram page. But – yes – we are now in…. classes began this week in the new space, and from now on, this is the space to be!!

And today (Sunday) we are having a grand opening – all welcome – I know it is a bit late notice for blog followers, but hopefully you can make it πŸ™‚

ClayMotion Pottery in Ballarat

This past weeks classes have been in the new space, with everyone loving the new studio.

Remember that mid term enrolments are welcome for both adults and children’s classes.

And also remember that new classes are being offered this term in Mosaics …. enrolments are open – see the SHOP to enrol πŸ™‚

ClayMotion Mosaics in Ballarat

Services in the new shop will include:

Pottery classes
Mosaics classes
Art classes
Birthday Parties
Hens Afternoons
Kiln Firing Service
Teambuilding
Locally Made Giftware
Casual Studio Space hire
Exhibition Space
Ceramic & Art Supplies
I am so looking forward to being in Ballarat and being more accessible to to the community!!

Term Four Starts this Week and ClayMotion is Moving – Pottery in Ballarat

Tonight was the first Tuesday Adults night class for term four. Other classes are on Wednesday mornings and Thursday nights … dates and times can be seen on the CLASSES page or you can ENROL online. Children’s classes start next week… and again you can ENROL online.

ClayMotion Pottery in Ballarat

But the BIG news is that ClayMotion is relocating – we are moving into Central Ballarat – 34a Mair street to be exact …. which we are very excited about. We love that we will now be more central to the Ballarat community – drive, catch a bus, walk, or ride your bike!

As part of the move we will also be able to offer more services including more class choices, such as mosaics; casual studio space hire; exhibition space; locally made giftware; and a wider range of pottery and art supplies; plus continuing our existing services of birthday parties; firing service; mums and bubs; teambuilding and professional development.

ClayMotion Pottery Art and Mosaics in Ballarat

Before moving into the new premise we have had to repaint, remove carpet and build work benches…. followed by moving in all the tools and equipment – a huge job! The first week of classes are being held in the Dunnstown studio, but we plan to be operating in Mair street for week two of classes, and we are well on schedule to do so!

And our first new class for the premise we are offering MOSAICS – this class is a unique blend between pottery and mosaics because students will create a sculpted centrepiece for their piece and build a mosaic around it using ceramic shards – click HERE for more info.

 

ClayMotion Mosaics in Ballarat

Children’s CLASSES will begin in the new premises, and will be held on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. ENROL HERE

ClayMotion School Holiday program in Ballarat, Victoria

We are super excited about our new development at ClayMotion and hop you are too !!

 

School Holiday Program – Christmas Decorations

ClayMotion School Holiday Program in Ballarat – Christmas Decorations

It that time of year again – term three school holidays and only eleven weeks till Christmas – yes eleven! So it is time for Christmas themed fun!

Last week a group of seven children made some colourful Christmas decorations, and this Wednesday it is Christmas plates – and there are still places left. Visit the SHOP to enrol πŸ™‚

And remember adults classes begin next week, with children beginning the following week …. enrol ONLINE or call me on 0438382522.

Here’s what the children created during last Wednesday’s class. Once glazed and fired the decorations will be finished with Christmas ribbon.

ClayMotion School Holiday program in Ballarat, Victoria

ClayMotion School Holiday program in Ballarat, Victoria

ClayMotion School Holiday program in Ballarat, Victoria

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 πŸ™‚

 

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 πŸ™‚

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 Β couple of weeks showcasing the finished results …. in the meantime here’s what we got up to πŸ™‚

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 emailΒ or phone me on 0438382522 to discuss your requirements.

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

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 andΒ mothers groups.Β 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 theΒ 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 πŸ™‚

 

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚