Pottery


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Registration opens Wednesday May 15th, 2019 at 10:00am!

Before registering, please read and understand our refund and discount policies.

Questions about our hot/wet weather policies?  Read our Rain or Shine suggestions for more information about how we embrace exposure and the elements.  As a note, our pottery classes happen under our covered picnic areas, so class is not impacted by any rain in the forecast.



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In the pottery program at Sienna Ranch, students learn fundamental techniques or working with clay while drawing on inspiration from the outdoors.  Techniques covered include wedging clay, making slabs, pinch pots, coils, attaching pieces using slip and scoring, glazing, and more.  Projects built using low fire clay are fired on-site in our electric kiln.  While instructors will be prepared with projects for each class, students are also encouraged to use the techniques they learn to design their own creative projects.


CLASS DESCRIPTION


Critters & Clay

Grade (as of September  2019): PreK-2nd on Tuesday, 3rd-9th Thursday

Class Size: 8 students

Class Tuition: $263/ 8-week session

Times: 1:30-3:20 — choose Tuesday or Thursday based on age

Pottery students will learn basic hand building techniques while drawing inspiration from the natural landscape and ranch life surrounding us. The majority of our time will be spent working on clay projects, and some days may include visiting animals, spending time in the garden, or exploring our rich natural play areas. We will touch upon elements of design, texture, balance, and fundamentals of construction and glaze application. Any level of clay experience is welcome. Projects will be designed to cumulatively build skills and inspire creativity.

Students in this program are:

    • Able to follow directions in an outdoor environment
  • Open to new experiences
  • Able to accept when projects don’t turn out exactly as imagined or mistakes are made

Coyote Club Pottery

Grade (as of September  2019): 3rd-6th Tuesdays, PreK-2nd Thursdays

Class Size: 8 students

Class Tuition: $221/ 8-week session

Times: 3:30-4:55 — choose Tuesday or Thursday based on age

*Springhill Elementary Pick Up (Walk) Option (Tuesday and Thursday)- FREE of Charge, choose option when registering. If there are less than 4 students registered for Springhill hike for any of the Coyote Club Classes the hike may be cancelled.*

Pottery students will learn basic hand building techniques while drawing inspiration from the natural landscape and ranch life surrounding us. The majority of our time will be spent working on clay projects, and some days may include visiting animals, spending time in the garden, or exploring our rich natural play areas. We will touch upon elements of design, texture, balance, and fundamentals of construction and glaze application. Any level of clay experience is welcome. Projects will be designed to cumulatively build skills and inspire creativity.

Students in this program are:

    • Able to follow directions in an outdoor environment
  • Open to new experiences
  • Able to accept when projects don’t turn out exactly as imagined or mistakes are made

OPTIONAL ADD ON:


Pottery Extension

Grade (as of September 2019):  5th-9th

Class Size: 8 students

Class Duration: 1 hour, offered Fridays PM

Class Tuition: $139/8-week session

Pottery students will learn basic hand building techniques while drawing inspiration from the natural landscape and ranch life surrounding us. We will touch upon elements of design, texture, balance, and fundamentals of construction and glaze application.  Any level of clay experience is welcome. Projects will be designed to cumulatively build skills and inspire creativity. Pottery Extension is offered to Explorers (5th-6th) and Nature Sages (7th-9th) on Fridays following the morning programming.


2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION INFORMATION


Classes are eight weeks long.  Join us for one session, or register for the full year.

Registration opens Wednesday May 15th, 2019!

Before registering, please read and understand our refund and discount policies.

2019-20 School Year Dates

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4
Sep 1-Oct 26 Oct 27-Jan 11 Jan 12-Mar 7 March 22-May 23
no class: 9/2 no class: 11/25- 12/1; 12/23-1/5 no class: 1/20 no class: 3/30-4/5

FAQ


  • Rain or Shine? With a fully covered teaching spaces, our classes are held in any weather.
  • Will my child learn to throw on a pottery wheel?  Our pottery studio is a mobile unit we take to different outdoor teaching spaces, so unfortunately we do not have a dedicated space with pottery wheels.  We will do hand work using both kiln-fire and air dry clay.
  • Why pottery? Marvin Bartel, Ed.D. in Art Education has studied this very question and relays that “Manipulating a piece of clay develops the child’s large and small muscles. Clay play fosters eye-hand coordination.  Soft clay is receptive and responsive to all kinds of emotional expression.  Clay is so fascinating that some children work for long periods without any adult motivation to maintain their interest. It can be a great way to extend the attention span of some children.”
  • If my child does multiple sessions, will they repeat projects?  During the school year we offer novel projects to students each session.  Pottery summer camps however do repeat projects a few times throughout the summer.
  • Do you sell pottery equipment? No, we are just dedicated to teaching.
  • My child loves your pottery class, can I try? Many families are discovering archery as a quality way to spend time together. Join us for a Family Day Open House and get a taste for a hands-on family project that may or may not involve pottery.


School Year Wait List


Our waitlist feature is now included in our new registration system.  To add your child to a waitlist put the class of interest into your shopping cart and check out for $0 dollars.  You will receive a confirmation e-mail indicating your child has been added to the waitlist.