Mon, Aug 07|
Cape Cod Museum of Art
Clay Fest for Teens with Melanie Gillis (Ages 12+)
Monday-Thursday, August 7-10. Students will have fun joining Melanie Gillis for this four-day hand-building clay class in the Harry Holl Sculpture & Clay Studio. Young artists will learn how to make their own masterpieces with coil, slab, and pinching techniques. Limited to 12 students.
Time & Location
Aug 07, 1:30 PM EDT
Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Ln, Dennis, MA 02638, USA
The Museum School at the Cape Cod Museum of Art presents:
Summer Youth Clay Fest for Teens with Melaine Gillis
Monday, August 7 - Thursday, August 10, from 1:30 – 4:00 PM.
Members $175 / Non-Members $190 (materials cost included).
Ages 12-16. Limited to 12 students, enroll today to secure your spot!
Students will have fun joining instructor Melanie Gillis for this hand-building clay class. Young artists will learn how to make their own masterpieces with coil, slab, and pinching techniques. In this class, students will hand-build 3D creations of their own vision. Some possibilities will be bowls, boxes with lids, vessels, and sculptural creatures or structures. Once students learn some basic clay rules and how to build, the possibilities are endless. Experimentation with ideas, texture, tools, and form is encouraged. A class or two will allow for some wheel-throwing opportunities and fun. Materials and firing included; come ready to get muddy! Students should bring their own drinks and snack.
Please note: Using regular clay and underglazes (clay paint), the process of ceramics requires firing pieces in the kiln before students can take home their work. All student artwork will be available for pick-up 5 to 10 days after the completion of the class. The Museum School will contact students when their work is ready to be picked up at the Museum.
- Students must be checked in and out by an accompanying adult
- Students should bring a drink and snack each day
- An emergency contact form is required, click HERE to complete
Melanie Gillis is an artist and art teacher. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Boston University and a Master of Arts in Teaching Visual Art from Bridgewater State University. She enjoys teaching a variety of mediums that include drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, and clay. She has taught at The Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University and currently teaches in public school and at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. Melanie loves to teach students of all ages and to encourage them to explore, take chances and develop their creative voice. When Melanie is not teaching art she is engaged in making artworks in a variety of mediums; photography, printmaking, clay, and fiber art.
Contributing support provided by the Arts & Humanities Student Outreach Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation.
Cancellation policy: CCMoA must be notified 1 week prior for refund.