Clay Feats – introduce your kids to the art of pottery

your kids will be excited to design, sculpt and glaze their own individual projects and then watch as they magically emerge from the kiln!

Working in clay is relaxing, messy, and fun!

In this after school class, kids will learn sculpting skills, how to make pots, wheel working, hand-building and color through glazes.

This class is a comprehensive and fun introduction to the art of pottery and wheel work, taught by Pam Shanley, a fun and enthusiastic teacher who has a magical way with kids.

Your kids will be excited and proud to design, sculpt, and glaze their own individual projects, and then see their creations emerge from the kiln.

Clay Feats next offered: Fall 2012
8 Mondays, beginning Sept. 24
3:30-5:30 pm
for grades 2-3
Register online or call (781) 648-6220

check out some scenes from a recent clay class with Pam:

Pam Shanley, Clay Feats instructor, gives the group helpful hints on how to glaze their clay creations.

For photos of finished projects from ACA’s Kids Clay classes, visit our Flickr page.

Open Studios Inspiration, part 2: Happy Reunions

A couple of weeks ago, we shared the story of a child’s sidewalk chalk drawing that Henry Olds transformed into a work of “Pattern Play” art, and we then selected to be the iconic image for Arlington Open Studios 2011.

We had the chance to catch up with chalk artist Leah Lombardi and photographer Henry Olds during Open Studios weekend, when they reunited at Open Studios to celebrate their unique creative collaboration.

Leah and Henry at Arlington Open Studios

We first caught up with Leah and her family in the Gibbs Gallery, where Henry’s photograph was on display as part of the Open Studios group exhibition.  Leah was thrilled to be known as the creative inspiration behind Henry’s work, and to see the piece on display in a real gallery!

As we talked, we discovered that Leah and her friend Sara had both taken classes at ACA, and especially loved their “Art Explorers” class with Pam Shanley, ACA’s Open Studios Director, Facilities Manager, and popular art teacher.  It was another happy reunion at Arlington Open Studios!

Sara, Pam and Leah - students and teacher reunited at Arlington Open Studios