2018 information

This year we are offering two types of camps:

  • Summer Clay Camp- for the camper who is new to clay

  • *New* Open Studio- for the camper who is a bit older and has some clay experience

Please read the descriptions below to see which camp is right for your child.


SUMMER Clay Camp

  • Ages 6+

  • $170

Join us for our third annual Summer Clay Camp where we learn to be real artists and make ceramic art works to sell at the Mt. Gretna Children's Art Show, August 18-19, 2018. (http://www.mtgretnaarts.com/activities.php#KidsArtShow)

During camp, we will talk about making, marketing, pricing, and displaying art--and we will have fun too! All campers will take part in staffing the exhibition tent (along with some parent volunteers) and selling their work to the public.

No experience necessary, beginners welcome. All materials and firings included.

*Campers may choose to not participate in the art show.

This is a two-part camp. Please register for Part 1 and Part 2.


Part 1: CLAY BUILDING

In Part 1: Clay Building Campers make a variety of projects that are centered around learning basic hand-building techniques with educational themes in areas of science, math and history as well as and nature themes. We also set aside a little time in each class for the children to experiment and make their own creations.

Chose from any week below for Summer Camp Part 1: Clay Building:

  • June 19, 20, 21, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

  • June 26, 27, 28, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.-------------closed

  • July 10, 11, 12, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.--------------closed

  • July 17, 18, 19, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.


PArt 2: GLazing

In Part 2: Glazing Campers glaze the ceramic art works that were created in Summer Clay Camp Part 1.  The art works will be glaze fired at the end of this camp.

Chose from any week below for Summer Camp Part 2 Glazing:

  • July 24, 25, 26, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

  • August 7, 8, 9, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

*Campers will meet again the weekend of August 18-19, 2018 to participate in the Mt Gretna Children's Art Show. All campers will take part in staffing the exhibition tent and selling their work to the public.

*If Campers choose to not participate in the art show their clay art works will be available after the glaze firing.


*NEW* Open Studio 

  • Ages 10+

  • $185

  • Part 1: June 19, 20, 21, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

This self-directed camp is for children who have some experience with clay. Children can explore their own ideas while learning new techniques with some guidance from the instructor. They will also have the opportunity to work on the potter's wheel.

Chose one week below for Open Studio Part 2 Glazing:

  • July 24, 25, 26, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

  • August 7, 8, 9, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.