Children's Pottery Classes
✔ Private Workshop
✔ Min. 10 participants
(Limited Open Children's Workshops are offered on School Holidays)
✔ Blue Card
✔ We'll come to you, or you can visit us
Looking for a natural, sensory play activity for your children to enjoy? We can bring our children's clay classes to you, or you can visit us!
We’ll guide the children to experiment with clay, helping them to express their creativity and develop their fine motor skills.
On our first visit, the children will be taught developmentally appropriate clay techniques, so that they can shape their piece and apply stamp impressions.
After the clay has dried and been fired, we’ll return with glazes for the children to decorate their pieces. We’ll glaze-fire their creations and bring them back to your location, so they can enjoy and use their clay creations.
We’re even happy to incorporate current interests of your, such as important events or topics the children have been exploring.
1.2 Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience, and agency.
They can approach this new safe situation with interest, confidence, and curiosity, as they observe, listen, select, and make choices around their clay making, celebrating their achievements in the process.
3.1 Children become strong in their social, emotional, and mental wellbeing.
Through this group activity, children can accept new challenges, make new discoveries, celebrate their own efforts and achievements, as well as those of others.
3.2 Children become strong in their physical learning, and mental wellbeing.
By providing opportunities to play with a wide range of tools and materials, children are resourced to develop their fine and gross motor skills. For example, moulding the clay with hands and body weight, vs detail work with fingers and tools.
4.1 Children develop a growth mindset and learning dispositions such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination, and reflexivity.
Children use their senses to play and explore their creativity with clay. When we return, they can revisit previous learning experiences and plan for the next step in the process (glazing).
4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another.
Children can make connections between past creative experiences, concepts and processes, and their current creative clay expression. For example, play dough and clay, painting, and glazing.
4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies, and natural and processed materials.
By providing sensory and exploratory experiences, children engage with a wide variety of open-ended natural and processed materials. This can also lead to discussions around sustainability and cultures/cultural events that involve clay.
5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes.
Children will respond verbally and non-verbally to what they see, hear, touch, feel and taste during their clay experience. They will also be introduced to new vocabulary through the creative process, allowing them to demonstrate an increasing understanding of measurement and object qualities.