Designed for both beginners and more advanced students, this full-day intensive week will allow participants to both learn and improve upon their knowledge of ceramic techniques. Morning lessons will focus on the fundamentals of working with clay on the potter’s wheel, such as wedging, centering and shaping the clay on the wheel, followed by learning how to form the clay and trim the base to finish. The afternoon lessons will focus on translating 2D design into 3D forms using self hardening clay. Participants will create their own personal design using their inspirations then translate that design into a 3D form. Use of the slab roller and extruders, as well as pinching and coiling techniques to construct the clay piece will be discussed. The camp days will begin and end with demonstrations, discussions on ceramics in art, and introductions to studio materials.
1-1:45pm: Unsupervised lunch offsite
This class will be taught using social distancing measures. Students will be asked to wear masks and stay at least 6 feet apart from the instructor and other students. The Arts Council will be following current standards, including temperature checks upon entry to the building. Tools, supplies and wheel stations will not be shared, and class size will be limited.
All Camps and Teen Art Studios are located at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton N.J. unless otherwise noted.
Please make sure to fill out the emergency form below if you haven’t already – here: emergency/medical form at your earliest convenience. The emergency/medical form must be completed and returned to ACP. Emergency forms must be received before your child can start camp. Please return these forms in a timely manner as we need to process each camper’s information. If your child has already attended a week of camp this year, you do not need to complete another form.
WHAT TO BRING
Lunch, snacks and beverages are not included. Please send your camper with a lunch, mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack. Full-day students will need to bring snacks, lunch and beverage each day. Include an insulated lunch bag, if necessary; we do not have on-site refrigeration.
Due to many campers having nut allergies, we ask that you do not pack any food items with nuts or nut product in them. We do not allow any campers to share snacks or drinks.