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Pottery for Kids

  • Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design 322 Charlotte Street Sydney, NS, B1P 1C8 Canada (map)

September 26 - October 31 (Saturdays, 6 weeks)
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Keenan Whelan
Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design
$105 (Members), $120 (Non-members)

This class is intended to introduce students ages 8 to 12 to working with clay. Classes will centre on various hand building techniques including coils, slab and freeform creations. During the first four weeks, class will focus on coil pots, slab creations and some freeform sculpture. The final four weeks of the program will focus on sculptural figures such as small animals, birds or flowers. Students should bring a regular HB pencil, eraser and white drawing paper for sketching their ideas and wear old clothing. Long hair should be pinned up or pulled back. Course fees include clay, glazes, firings and use of all studio tools and equipment. Maximum class size is 8.

Keenan’s passion is art, from a young age he has been creating and experimenting with a wide range of materials. He has received a lot of influence from the women in his life, as they’ve always supported his artistic pursuits. Keenan’s technical training in carpentry has structured his design, and opened many avenues for creation. He enjoys engaging children in developing their own expression through art and he hopes to make an impact with those willing to learn. With an open-minded and gentle approach, everyone can benefit from reaching into their creative potential.

Keenan is self-taught other than carpentry (He won gold for Nova Scotia and 4th in the country in Skills Canada for 2013). Keenan is always drawing or building something! For more information on this program or to register, email or phone 902.539.7491 ext 111.