The Craft of Clay

*flexibly intended for children ages 6–10

with Kenni Field, Ceramic Artist, Educator
& Molly Thayer, Fiber Artist, Educator

Thursdays, January 18 — May 30
*No class March 28

The instructors really support independence and creativity while also providing guidance for more complicated projects. It was the highlight of my kids’ week. The instructors are really gifted at being kind, supportive, and maintaining a safe environment.” — Mom of Ezra and Amaris, ages 7 & 10

The Craft of Clay explores traditional and novel techniques as well as the process of clay work, from design and prep to recycling and firing. We’ll delve into models, molds, and various methods of hand building that can bring each child’s creative ideas to fruition. We’ll also learn about the natural properties and geological origins of clay, bridging art and science through creative experimentation. Following each students’ interests, we’ll create all kinds of clay wonders, such as landscapes creatures, mini furniture, and claymation movies!

Meet your Teachers!

Molly Thayer Hi! I’m Molly (he/any), a recycled fiber artist and teacher to kids and adults. I learned to make recycled looms and create yarn from plastic bags, leading me to discover an art pathway that is accessible, sustainable, and expansive! I teach fashion design and recycled textile crafts by engaging with commonly discarded materials like plastics, produce netting, and scrap fabric through experimentation and embodied wonder. By engaging sensory curiosity and intuition, I celebrate risk and failure and trust each learner’s own approach. I believe recycled fiber arts creates an opportunity to engage with our histories, environments, selves, and each other at the pace of breath and joy, contributing to community health and resilience in the climate apocalypse. 

Kenni is a ceramicist, an avid explorer, and childcare worker. They care deeply about community well-being, and utilizing creative expression as a tool for collective healing.  They are a former cofounder of the 2.0 Art Collective, and have fa or BIPOC femme and GNC folks throughout Philadelphia. They are committed to principles of anti-racism, anti-authoritarianism, anti-ableism and trauma-informed care within their community work.

Enrollment Includes

  • Small Group Classes (10 kids max) with individualized attention to students’ needs and interests
  • Highly skilled instructors with backgrounds in Somatics, the Arts and Education, trained in our Salamander Arts Pedagogy highlighting Embodiment/Mindfulness, Creativity & Community
  • A cozy environment for kids to rest, connect, and create
  • Fun activities that support emotional, physical, mental, and social wellbeing & development
  • Collaborative projects that foster community across age and background
  • Leadership opportunities for kids of all ages and abilities
  • Support for developmental and behavioral goals
  • Weekly Emails with Photos & Updates
  • Step-by-step instructions for Arts Based & Embodied Mindfulness Activities you can do at home
  • A final show and gathering to celebrate your young artists
  • School Pickup from Lea & Penn Alexander
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Homework Assistance during snack & sketchbook time


Register HERE

$100 Deposit
$225/month (minus initial deposit), Jan-May

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