Pottery Classes ClayMotion, Ballarat Victoria

Term One is Almost Over – where did the time go?

What a crazy busy term! And what a great range of classes we have offered this term at ClayMotion!

Pottery, Mosaics, Macrame, Silversmithing, Kokedamas, Acrylic Pouring, kids classes …. and we have even more planned for term two! Stay tuned for dates and times!

Check out some of the term one action below 

As is usual ClayMotion will be running a school holiday program over the Easter break, and we have some great activities planned, from structured class activities through to casual drop in days.

Classes are available for enrolling now via the School Holiday Shop category, and Drop in Days are just that – so, no bookings required.

Check out the schedule below …

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Tuesday April 9th – house pencil holders

 

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Wednesday April 10th – mosaic money box

 

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Thursday April 11th – drop in day: pinch pot animals

 

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Saturday April 13th – drop in day: acrylic pouring

 

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Tuesday April 16th – mosaic a terracotta pot

 

 

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Wednesday April 17th – drop in day: paper weaving

 

 

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Thursday April 18th – monster mugs

Such a Busy Weekend at ClayMotion!

Well, it was a busy week at ClayMotion and Saturday topped it off!

The day was kicked off with the first kids pottery class for the term in the rear studio, and a Make your own Acrylic Pour Painting in the middle studio.

The kids pottery class had a mix of returning and new students and even a couple of mums joined in!

There are a couple of places available in the kids pottery class and mid-term enrolments are welcome; and the next Make your own Acrylic Pour Painting session is on the 16th March. Enrol early to secure your place as these workshops are very popular!

There was just time for quick lunch break before the afternoons program began with kokedama making in the rear studio and an Introduction to Acrylic Pouring workshop in the middle studio. Both of these workshops are very popular and there were some great results.

The next kokedama workshop with vacancies is coming up on the 30th March, and the next Introduction to Acrylic Pouring workshop is on the 16th March. The ‘Introduction’ workshop covers alot more technical information than the ‘Make your own’ workshop, so that you have the knowledge to create your own paintings at home.

What’s on This Week

  • There is more kokedamas coming up for Tuesday, but the workshop is full! Check out the workshop on the 30th March where vacancies are still available.
  • Also on Tuesday is the mum & bubs drop in day. Drop in any time between 10-2pm and have a clay play!
  • Pottery classes are ongoing with mid term enrolments welcome, however there are only paces in the adults Wednesday morning class and the kids Saturday morning class – everything else is full!
  • Introduction to Jewellery making is running this Saturday and there are two vacancies, so enrol now to avoid missing out!

Well, that’s about for this week…. have a good one!

This Week at ClayMotion

Term One is now underway with Adults Pottery Classes starting last week, kids pottery this week, and acrylic pouring and kokedama workshops happening this weekend!

Are there any vacancies you ask?

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Adults Pottery – Tuesday & Thursday night pottery classes are both full, and there are 4 vacancies available in the Wednesday morning class.

 

 

Children’s Pottery – Wednesday afternoon is full, with some vacancies available in the Saturday morning class.

 

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Acrylic Pouring – The Saturday morning ‘Make your own Painting’ is full, with 2 vacancies available in the afternoon ‘Introduction to Acrylic Pouring’ course.

 

 

Kokedamas – The Saturday afternoon workshop has 4 vacancies available…. book soon to secure your place!

 

Enrol sooner rather than later to avoid missing out! Visit the SHOP to enrol, call me or drop by the shop!
34A Mair Street East, Ballarat
0438382522

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School Holiday Program – Week Two ; AND Pottery Classes Resume Next Week

Hello ClayMotioners, I hope everyone is having a great start to the New Year!

And a good start would be to not miss out on all the fun kids school holiday activities being offered by ClayMotion this week!

Design a Shoe by You! Enrol HERE

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Pour your own acrylic canvas & candle! Enrol HERE

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Make a set of Terracotta garden signs! Enrol HERE

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Felt your own Bag! Enrol HERE

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And how about experiencing the calming qualities of clay this year! Pottery Classes start next week for adults and the following week for children.

Enrol online or call me 0438382522

 

Mosaic Classes Term Two & Upcoming Classes

Mosaic Classes Term Two & Upcoming Classes

WOW – such great results from the term two adult mosaic classes!

This term we created a garden paver using a mixture of tesserae including glass tiles, glass shards, ceramic shards and beads. We made the pavers using the direct method, using outdoor grout so that the paver will last forever as the prided focus of the garden bed!

Students had a great array of ideas for their design which we drew on paper and coloured as a basic guide for laying out our tesserae. We then glued the tesserae to fibreglass mesh and, when dry, grouted the layout onto the paver.

The next round of mosaic classes will be offered in mid August and I am planning a three dimensional project, so stay tuned!

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Laying out the Tesserae

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Grouting the Tesserae

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The finished mosaic pavers

Acrylic Pouring Workshops Start This week!

Introduction to Acrylic Pouring Workshops start this week …

Fluid Art is an amazing spontaneous process that gives the most beautiful results and with three different sessions being offered there is a time to suit everyone!

Tuesday 24th April 10-1pm, Thursday 26th April 6-9pm or Saturday 28th April 1-4pm.

Presented by Ballan artist Maggie Schirmer, this workshop is an introduction for people who would like to learn some basic technical aspects about acrylic pouring.

What you can expect: Acrylic Pouring at Claymotion Ballarat Victoria

3 hours of demonstrations and interactive experience
Learn about paint texture and consistency for best outcomes.
Learn about layers colours and how to avoid getting mud.
Experiment with different additives to create the allusive cells.
Take home 2 pieces of art
Take home recipes for successful ongoing creative processes.

$120.00 for 3 hours of fun creativity includes all materials

Enrol via the online shop, call me for more information on 0438382522 or drop into the shop at 34A Mair Street East, Ballarat Central.

Don’t Miss Out!

 

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Enrolments Open for Mosaic Classes – adults and children

Pottery classes are underway this week and mosaic classes begin for adults on May 2nd and for children on June 7th.

Adults will make a garden stepping stone over a four week period, and children will make a mini garden stepping stone over a two week period.

Adults classes are available on a Wednesday evening 7-9pm or a Thursday morning 10-12noon.

Children’s classes are on a Thursday after school 4-5.30pm.

Enrol easily via the ONLINE SHOP, call me on 0438382522 or drop into the shop at 34A Mair Street East, Ballarat.

AND remember there are MACRAME and ACRYLIC POURING workshops this term also …. enrol via the ONLINE SHOP

Term Two – Drop in Day No. 2 and Upcoming Classes in Ballarat

Hi ClayMotioners, hope everyone is enjoying the amazing weather we are experiencing at the moment in Ballarat!

Last Friday ClayMotion hosted a Drop in Day and it was a great success, so we are hosting another one this Thursday! Drop in anytime between 10-5pm, bring the kids, some friends or yourself, and make a pinch pot! $10 gets you studio access, clay and kiln firing.

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Here’s some pics of all the fun from last weeks Drop in Day:

Also, be sure to check out the great program for Term Two:

As well as the usual pottery and mosaic classes this term there are also a great range of workshops for adults and kids offering something a little different.

All sessions are in the shop for online enrolling or call me for more info or drop into the shop for a chat 🙂

ADULTS

Introduction to Acrylic Pouring

Tuesday 24th April, Thursday 26th April or Saturday 28th April 1-4pm

Presented by Ballan artist Maggie Schirmer, this workshop is an introduction for people who would like to learn some basic technical aspects about acrylic pouring.

What you can expect:

  • 3 hours of demonstrations  and interactive experience
  • Learn about paint texture and consistency for best outcomes.
  • Learn about layers colours and how to avoid getting mud.
  • Experiment with different additives to create the allusive cells.
  • Take home 2 pieces of art
  • Take home recipes for successful ongoing creative processes.

Macrame Workshop

Presented by Ballarat artist and owner of Winter Lane Weaving, participants will create a plant hanger and learn some basic beginner knots and techniques. These workshops will be held on the 9th and 12th of May … check out the MACRAME workshop page for more information.

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CHILDREN

Children’s Loom and Weave Project – recommended age 9-13yrs (this is a guide – you know your child best)

Tuesday 1st May – Tuesday 22nd May : 4-5.30pm

During this four week project children will create a loom from clay which will be fired for strength, and painted. Children will then learn to weave the warp threads and then weave their own design on their loom.

This is a great project for children to hone fine motor skills, strengthen mathematical skills, such as counting, measuring and pattern making, and, of course, gets those creative juices flowing.

Week 1 – children will make their loom from clay, and impress textures and designs on them

Week 2 – children will paint their loom.

Week 3 – children will warp their loom. (thread warping skein onto the loom for creating the weave)

Week 4 – children will complete their weave design, and take their loom home.

Children’s Mosaic Project – recommended age 8-13years (this is a guide only – you know your child best)

During term two children will create a garden paver which will be created from tiles and ceramic shards. The project will run for two classes over a two week period. There is no tile cutting involved.

Week 1 – create, adhere and mortar paver.

Week 2 – grout paver, clean and polish

Time: 7th and 14th June 4.00 – 5.30pm

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ClayMotion Paver

Term Two – Drop in Day and Upcoming Workshops in Ballarat

Hi ClayMotioners, hope everyone had a great Easter. I had a break from the 30th March till the 3rd April, which was great…. nice and refreshed and ready to tackle term two!

And we are starting with a bang by having a Drop in Day this Friday – bring the kids, some friends or just yourself, and make a pinch pot! $10 gets you studio access, clay and kiln firing.

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As well as the usual pottery and mosaic classes this term there are also a great range of workshops for adults and kids offering something a little different.

All sessions are in the shop for online enrolling or call me for more info or drop into the shop for a chat 🙂

ADULTS

Introduction to Acrylic Pouring

Tuesday 24th April, Thursday 26th April or Saturday 28th April 1-4pm

Presented by Ballan artist Maggie Schirmer, this workshop is an introduction for people who would like to learn some basic technical aspects about acrylic pouring.

What you can expect:

  • 3 hours of demonstrations  and interactive experience
  • Learn about paint texture and consistency for best outcomes.
  • Learn about layers colours and how to avoid getting mud.
  • Experiment with different additives to create the allusive cells.
  • Take home 2 pieces of art
  • Take home recipes for successful ongoing creative processes.

Macrame Workshop

Presented by Ballarat artist and owner of Winter Lane Weaving, participants will create a plant hanger and learn some basic beginner knots and techniques. These workshops will be held in May with the dates to be confirmed – so stay tuned.

CHILDREN

Children’s Loom and Weave Project – recommended age 9-13yrs (this is a guide – you know your child best)

Tuesday 1st May – Tuesday 22nd May : 4-5.30pm

During this four week project children will create a loom from clay which will be fired for strength, and painted. Children will then learn to weave the warp threads and then weave their own design on their loom.

This is a great project for children to hone fine motor skills, strengthen mathematical skills, such as counting, measuring and pattern making, and, of course, gets those creative juices flowing.

Week 1 – children will make their loom from clay, and impress textures and designs on them

Week 2 – children will paint their loom.

Week 3 – children will warp their loom. (thread warping skein onto the loom for creating the weave)

Week 4 – children will complete their weave design, and take their loom home.

Children’s Mosaic Project – recommended age 8-13years (this is a guide only – you know your child best)

During term two children will create a garden paver which will be created from tiles and ceramic shards. The project will run for two classes over a two week period. There is no tile cutting involved.

Week 1 – create, adhere and mortar paver.

Week 2 – grout paver, clean and polish

Time: 7th and 14th June 4.00 – 5.30pm

mosaic paver project at ClayMotion Ballarat Victoria

ClayMotion Paver

Term One Fun! Pottery Classes in Ballarat

The time is going way too fast!

The new studio location is working out wonderfully, and term one flew by! The last of the children’s pottery classes were this morning, and next week is the last week of adults pottery classes.

Term Two starts after the Easter School Holidays with a jam packed calendar of activities for adults and kids including pottery, mosaics, acrylic pouring and macrame!! All the details on the website so click the above links to find out more.

And, of course, the school holiday program is being offered again over the break with an emphasis on Mother’s Day so click on the link to check out all the fun making plans

In the meantime whet your appetite with these cool pics of the pottery fun from the past several weeks.