Crack Pot is happy to offer both clay hand building and ceramic painting workshops for schools! This unique experience is designed to enhance the curriculum while engaging and challenging students and teaching them a new skill. Our workshops can be adapted to suit students from JK to Grade 12 – and teachers will have fun too! Workshops can be tailored to your classroom curriculum, including ancient civilizations.
You may host the event in your classroom or at Crack Pot in our clay or painting studio. Please note that a travel fee is applied for in-school workshops outside of Oakville.
Ceramic Painting Workshop
Students paint a bisque-fired ceramic piece with our beautiful selection of underglaze paints. Our experienced instructor will provide students with instructions on painting and surface design techniques.
Painted pieces are clear glazed and fired at our studio. Fired work is ready for pick up by the school in approximately one week. Finished work is food and drink safe.
COST: $15.50 and up per student (including HST) – depending on the item chosen. This fee includes the bisque piece, tools and brushes, coloured underglazes, clear glaze, firing and instruction.
AGE: suitable for kindergarten to Grade 12 students
TIME: 1.5 hour workshop
Clay Hand Building Workshop
Our clay workshops provide students with the chance to explore their creativity while learning a valuable new skill. Students explore form and design while building three dimensional sculptures or vessels.
Our experienced teachers demonstrate many hand building techniques including pinch pots, coil building and slab techniques. Surface decoration and texturing is also explored.
Finished pieces are dried and bisque fired at our studio and are available for pick up by the school in approximately two weeks. Pieces are suitable for painting in your classroom. Teachers are requested to provide a pail for water, paper towels and a trolley to help transport clay.
COST: $13.50 per student (including HST)
Some of our popular school handbuilding projects:
- Pinch Pot Animals
- Totem Poles
- Canopic Jars