Why Every Kid Should Try a Pottery or Ceramics Class
5 Reasons Kids Should Try a Pottery or Ceramics Class
1. Calming Effect
Kids love to touch and feel. The tactile nature of clay is a great physical outlet for kids. Even the wiggliest of kids can become fascinated by clay and focus on making and creating a masterpiece.
2. Improve Motor Skills & Sensory Development
With all the different techniques they’ll be learning from pounding, pinching, coiling, and squeezing the clay… their hands and arm muscles will be getting a lot of action. Plus, their senses will be actively engaged as they touch, feel and smell the clay and paint in the pottery studio.
3. Creativity & Self-Esteem
Clay is a flexible medium. Kids are able to manipulate it however they see fit which leads to more confidence expressing their imagination and creativity. Clay also allows for mistakes and imperfections… if they don’t like it, they can roll it into a ball and start over!
4. Develop Problem-Solving Skills
Kids will learn to figure out how to troubleshoot the unique properties of clay. If the clay dries out, they will learn all they need is some water. If they need stronger handles, they will learn to add more clay.
5. Pride & Accomplishment
Kids get to turn a ball of clay into a work of art that lasts. It’s an expression of creativity that will get better and better with time.
Where to Try a Pottery or Ceramics Class
ARTime Barro | Laguna Beach & Costa Mesa
ARTime Studio | Laguna Niguel
Artology Studio | Irvine
Clay on First | Long Beach
Huntington Beach Art Center | Huntington Beach
Irvine Fine Arts Center | Irvine
Muckenthaler Cultural Center | Fullerton
Mud Hen Clay and Art Studio | Tustin
Muddy’s Studio | Santa Ana
Painted Earth Pottery & Art Studio | Temecula & Menifee
The Art Studio | Westminster
The Ceramics Studio | San Juan Capistrano
*Visit each location’s website and/or call to confirm details.