Welcome to The Kids' Clay Workshop!
The Kids' Clay Workshop was created as a concept for kids to get their hands dirty, and to do something different as well as learning about clay. To squish it and bash it, roll it, flatten it, decorate it and join it to make something new and exciting they can take home and keep. Clay is one of Earth's more abundant materials and it's a brilliant and fun way to get back to basics while also being creative and making things in 3D form, which you just don't get from drawing or painting alone.
Workshops are designed around a different project each week, and we make everything from scratch, starting from a lump (or several lumps) of clay. Usually we paint the objects in class, but all items can be taken home and once they have firmed up or dried completely they can be painted using simple poster paint, and even varnished. We use a special hardening clay making the objects fairly sturdy! However they are not for domestic use as they are not fired (i.e. will not hold water).
Workshops have been run on request in person and on zoom for many other companies and occasions such as...
Nimble Arts Holiday Club
Bright Horizons NHS Trust
Crystal Palace Festival
Art on the Hill (Art/Craft School event)
Corndel Management School
Public Classes & Workshops
There are now live workshops in most holidays – please look under the 'workshops' tab.
Pre-school classes for Ages 3-5 (term times)
Come along to the weekly classes (in term times) and make a different project each week! The projects are fun and easy to make. As the projects are step-by-step it is helpful to arrive on time. Aprons are provided but it is advisable to wear your oldest 'get dirty' t-shirt or outfit. Grown-ups are encouraged to get involved and help out with tricky patches!
Please see under the 'Workshop' tab for further details.
Holiday Sessions for Ages 3-8 years & 5-10 years
These vary every holiday. Details for these can be found under the Workshop Tab and can be booked in online bookings.
The Kids' Clay Workshop runs After School Workshops at specific schools in the South London area. These can be run for most age groups in small groups (size depending on age). It is possible to tie in projects with any themes the school may be exploring at that time. Enquiries welcome!
The Kids' Clay Workshop runs workshops for adults on request, and has also run workshops on zoom for small groups of teenagers, or as a social activity for companies with employees working from home. Please email to discuss.