Students will discover the basic techniques of clay making through step by step guidance from facilitators at these hands-on Create with Clay workshops.The session touches upon the social and art history of clay and its significance in other cultures and countries such as Greece, Egypt, Japan and Korea.

Guaranteed to delight children, clay is tactile medium which encourages kids to think about shape, form and structure through modelling and 3D construction. Techniques learnt throughout the session include pinch and coil pot construction, slab construction as well as clay rolling and scoring.

Students will be given the opportunity to get their hands dirty, creatively experiment with the medium and create their own coil pot and clay creature to take back to school.

Places strictly limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Dates:Monday, 3 March 2014 – Friday, 14 March 2014.
Times:9.30am and 11.30am.
Duration:1.5 hours.
Entry:Free.
Bookings:Essential. Please telephone the Gallery on 07 3810 7222 or complete this booking form and return to info@ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au or fax: 07 3812 0428.
Age group:Recommended for Years 3 – 8 (max 30 students per booking).
Curriculum links:Visual Art. Teacher’s notes are available on booking.
Teachers:Download Risk Assessment Guide here