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.
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 🙂
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.
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.
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.
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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