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Firehouse Education / Youth and Family

Friday Night Family Drop-In

Fridays, September 8–December 8, 5:30–7:30pm
A chance for the whole family to spend an evening in our studio! Learn hand building techniques and practice on the wheel. Make bowls, cups and amazing sculptures and creations. The Family Night staff will give a wheel and hand building demonstration at the beginning and in the middle of each evening. Clay for practice and fun is free. If you want to keep something, you can bisque and glaze it for $1.50 per 6”x6”x6” item.

All ages
Materials fees vary
$4 per visit
Instructor: Tamara McFall
Location: Clay and Craft Studio

Winter classes start soon!

Check back after December 11 for a complete list of our Winter classes!
Instructor: Melissa Walker
Location: Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts

Tadpole Arts & Crafts Drop-In

Tuesdays and Fridays, September 5–December 12, 9:30–11:30am
This popular drop-in program introduces your child to artistic explorations at an early age in a multi-media environment that is both creative and social. Participants draw, work with clay, create collage, paint murals and more! Parents must accompany their children.

Ages 1–5
$5 per parent/child pair, $2/add’l sibling
Instructor: Tamara McFall
Location: Clay and Craft Studio

Pollywog Drop-In for Infants and Toddlers

Thursdays, September 21–December 14, 9:30–11am
This class is the latest addition to our early childhood arts offering and is open to infants and toddlers. This program introduces your child to artistic explorations at an early age in a multi-media environment that is both creative and social. Participants will work with homemade play dough, paint, yarn, ribbon, paper and more. Parents must accompany their children.

No session November 23
$6 per visit, $3 per each additional sibling
Instructor: Sarah Giovannetti
Location: Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts

Fabulous First Night Fun for the Whole Family!

Sunday, December 31, 1–5:30pm
Kids, teens and adults are invited to a special New Year’s Eve celebration at the Firehouse and Clay Studio 250. Come join the festivities, try some fun hands-on activities and ring in the New Year with your own special piece of art!
Instructor: Melissa Walker
Location: Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts

Birthday Parties!

Celebrate a memorable birthday at the Clay and Craft Studio. Multi-media activities include hand-building with clay, murals and individual painting, collage and drawing. Pottery wheels, larger parties and extended hours can be accommodated; please call for details, pricing and scheduling. All art and clay materials are included in the $5 materials fee and up to two clay works per child will be glazed and fired.

1.5 hours: $58, $52 BCA members
2 hours: $75, $67.50 BCA members
Plus $5/person materials fee
Call the Clay Studio for more details at 860-7474.
Instructor: Tamara McFall
Location: Clay and Craft Studio