Summer Clay - Pingry Summer
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Summer Clay

Basking Ridge
Rising Grades 4 - 8
Dates in Jul
Half Day
Signature Program
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Course Description

This course provides an introductory exposure to the history of ceramics and a beginning level experience in the use of clay as a fine art medium. Several ceramic methods will be explored, including clay sculpture, handbuilt construction and basic wheel throwing techniques. Surface development practices will be introduced. Creativity quality and craftsmanship are emphasized. Both the functional and sculptural ceramic traditions will be explored.


Student Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of this course students should be able to demonstrate the following:


  • The ability to successfully manipulate clay through the basic hand building techniques of coil, pinch, and slab
  • The ability to successfully manipulate clay on the potters wheel
  • The ability to embellish the surface in an expressive and meaningful way 
  • The ability to discuss, the meaning, design, and technical processes used to create ceramic art objects
  • knowledge of the world art history of ceramics
  • The ability to utilize problem solving skills through the use of visual language.
July 5 – July 15 Rising Grades: 4 – 8 9:00 – 12:00


What to Expect

Lights! Camera! Action! Aspiring young performers and crew members set the stage for an exciting experience!

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