Kids’ Summer Camp: “Around the Ancient World”

July 30th- August 3rd:   10am- 3pm.

Kids ages 6-12 will spend five days learning, playing and creating in Clay on Main’s ceramics studio with instructors Liz, Ray, and Jasmine!  Each of the first four days will focus on ancient times in a different part of the world: Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas.  Using techniques and materials from each, we’ll create a ceramic vessel or sculpture; we’ll also explore other crafts, music, and food.  The fifth day will be our chance to have an informal reception and share our work with family and friends.  While expressing themselves creatively and getting to know one another, campers will learn a bit of geography, history, chemistry, and geology.  Physical activity is sure to be part of each day, whether we go for a walk on a sunny day, or play active indoor games.

$300 per child ($275 for each sibling).  Clay on Main will provide snacks, but please pack a lunch.

To register your child, CLICK HERE.  Registering more than one child?  Give us a call to get the sibling discount!  610-987-0273.

Drawing- Beyond Graphite w/ Ron Schira (4 Part Series)

Human beings have been drawing for tens of thousands of years, and we still find pleasure and peace in this simple, meditative exercise.  The course will cover realistic and/or abstract observation of spaces, quality of line, light, shadow and color. Students may use the materials of their choice; suggested materials include charcoal, colored pencils, oil pastels, chalk, or watercolors, and of course paper –  a 16×20″ tablet of 90# is fine.  (Cheap is good). Devices such as iPads or Androids can be used for research. Instructor Ron Schira brings to class his decades of experience as an artist who draws, as well as the perspective he’s gained as a visual arts critic.

Drawing: Beyond Graphite will provide working artists and novices alike with an opportunity to focus and create in a supportive environment, while benefiting from Mr. Schira’s extensive experience in a wide variety of media and his acute understanding of what makes a drawing work.

Wednesdays 7/11/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8  5-7pm

$150 ($130 with member discount)

Click HERE to register!

One Of A Kind Monoprints

Printmaking is a wonderful way to explore texture and bold graphic markmaking.  Monoprinting inspires an especially immediate, fresh approach, as each print is completely unique.  JoAnn will show you how to make monoprints for greeting cards, to display, or to use in your collage and art work. We’ll be working with acrylic paints and gelatin plates. We’ll learn how to create texture, pattern and interest in the prints using everything from stamps to things you find around the house or in nature.  (Hint- Mother’s Day is coming up! )

Saturday 6/16/18 10am to 12, $40 plus materials fee.

To register online, CLICK HERE.  To register via phone, call the studio at 610-987-0273.  Please register at least one week in advance, or call the studio to check availability within one week of workshop.

‘Working Surface’ Opening Exhibit

Join us in the Clay on Main galleries as we invite local artists and friends of Clay on Main who have previously shown within our walls to exhibit work that focuses on the treatment and application of ‘surface’.  Exhibiting artists will include, Mary Ann Conway, Rhonda Counts, Lisa Gauker, Dolores Kirschner, Pirjo L’Esperance, Ron Schira, and Joshua Steffy and includes works of ceramics, painting, encaustic, and photography- all showcasing the different approaches to creating surface.

Opening Exhibition runs from 4-6pm.

Show runs May 20th- June 17th.

Crafting Glass Jewelry

Working with fused glass is easy and rewarding.  Max Rhoads will lead you through a simple, intuitive process that is accessible to ages 4 and above and all skill levels.  Clay on Main will fire your ornaments into a colorful, translucent pendant or broach, to be picked up later.  This workshop is perfect for creating gifts, or for just spending some quality time with a loved one. 🙂

Sunday 5/13/18, 10 am to 12pm.  $40 plus materials fee.

To register online, CLICK HERE.  To register via phone, call the studio at 610-987-0273.  Please register at least one week in advance, or call to check availability if within one week of workshop.

Felting 4-Part Series: Snow Make-Up Sessions (drop-ins welcome!)

Join Sandra Britland as she guides you through the process of using wool to felt in different applications. You will create a piece working with wet felt to create embellishments, use needles to add more decorations, and finally prepare your piece as a finished product. These two sessions complete the Felting Basics 4 Part Series, but drop-ins are welcome.  No experience necessary, all tools and materials provided.

4/11/18 & 4/18/18, 6:30-8:30pm

$35 for each class.

Register HERE, or call the studio at 610-987-0273.

Jammin’ for Dollars and Silent Auction

It’s that time again!

Jammin' for Dollar prep.
Jammin’ for Dollar prep.

Clay on Main invites you to our annual fundraiser, Jammin’ for Dollars to be held on Friday, April 13th at Clay on Main.

Doors open at 6:30 PM for appetizers and silent auction preview.
This relaxing evening includes dinner; a silent auction and an after dinner jam with your friends and neighbors.

Support Clay on Main while you enjoy homemade treats and listen to the music of local singer/songwriters.  If you play an instrument bring it along and jam – or just listen!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Help us get the message out, print a flyer: 

Felting 4-Part Series: Snow Make-Up Sessions (drop-ins welcome!)

Join Sandra Britland as she guides you through the process of using wool to felt in different applications. You will create a piece working with wet felt to create embellishments, use needles to add more decorations, and finally prepare your piece as a finished product. These two sessions complete the Felting Basics 4 Part Series, but drop-ins are welcome.  No experience necessary, all tools and materials provided.

4/11/18 & 4/18/18, 6:30-8:30pm

$35 for each class.

 

Click HERE to register for this series, or call the studio at 610-987-0273.

Fused Glass Bowls

Come create a luminous and functional work of art.  Max Rhoads will lead you through the process of using brightly colored glass to create simple patterns.  All work is done at room temperature and is accessible to students ages 4 and up of all skill levels.  Your creations will be fired and available for later pickup.  Fused glass creations are utterly lovely with an inviting surface – you’re sure to be pleased!

Saturday 3/24/18 10am to 12.  $40, plus materials fee (please inquire about fee).

To register online, CLICK HERE, or call the studio to register via phone.  610-987-0273.  Please register at least one week in advance, or call the studio to check availability within one week.