Kids

 
 
Kid's Art Classes  


Young Artists - Ages 6-8

This course will be focused on encouraging young artists to use creativity and self-expression by using a variety of beginner hand building and glazing techniques. Students will learn the fundamentals of hand building such as working with slabs, coil and pinch pots, scoring and slipping, and glazing using both underglazes and cone 6 or 10 glazes to create fun, customizable projects.

Projects include a slab-built bowl decorated with a variety of art tools and also things found around the house such as legos and pasta noodles; 
coil pots using different designs and scoring and slipping; painting a picture on canvas using traceable designs; and a pinch pot fish. 

Supplies such as clay, tools, and glaze will be provided.

Clay projects need to dry thoroughly and be fired in a kiln before we can glaze them. Then they go back into the kiln for the final firing. Finished clay pieces will be available for pickup within two weeks of the last class. Ages 6-8.

Runs on Saturdays, 3:00p-4:30p, 1/25/2020 - 2/29/2020, 6 weeks

Instructor: Isobel Bush

Cost: $135

The Michigan Art Center is located at 32129 Block Street, Garden City, MI 48135. For more information, please visit our website at www.michiganartcenter.com

Young Artists - Ages 9-12

This class will focus primarily on working with clay, but will also offer a drawing and painting opportunity. The students will learn three basic ways of hand building with clay, which are pinch pot, coil and slab methods. And, naturally, we want to make it fun! We will make a watermelon bowl (pinch pot), a basket (coil method) and a trinket box that looks like a slice of pie (slab method).

The drawing will be on a school folder and feature the student's choice of a famous landmark. It will be finished with colored pencils if time permits or left as a pen and ink drawing. For our painting experience, we will paint a dragonfly on a canvas, with acrylic paints.

Our final week will be spent glazing our clay projects. These projects need to dry thoroughly and be fired in a kiln, before we are able to paint them. They will then be glaze fired. This work should be ready for pick up within two weeks of the last class. Ages 9-12.

Runs on Wednesdays, 4:30p-6:00p, 1/29/2020 - 3/4/2020, 6 weeks

Instructor: Barbara Uber

Cost: $135

The Michigan Art Center is located at 32129 Block Street, Garden City, MI 48135. For more information, please visit our website at www.michiganartcenter.com

 
 
 
 
Kid's Parties & Scouting Badges


Birthday Parties


Three fun-filled hours of games, instruction, hand-building and wheel throwing, selecting glazes, eating, and opening gifts! MAC staff will finish the pieces and call when they're ready for pickup (in about 3 weeks).  Friday evenings only, by appointment.

Scouting Badges

Scouts will enjoy earning their pottery badges and learning the basics of working with clay over the course of a 3-hour event. The MAC will finish the pieces and call when they're ready for pickup (in about 3 weeks). Friday evenings only, by appointment. Badges are not included.

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Group size: minimum 8; maximum: 20

Cost: $500 for 8 (minimum) kids; $40 for each additional child if you provide the food. $550 for 8 (minimum) kids; $45 for each additional child if the MAC provides the food.

Please call 734.266.3500 to check availability. 
 A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve the date and will be applied toward the final amount due. Balance is due the night of the event. Prices may change with or without notice.

 
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