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Clay Camp at AMOCA 2015


It’s time to think about how you will be spending your summer vacation!

Clay Camp at AMOCA begins the week of June 15, 2015 and runs through July 10, 2015. Camps are available for ages 5–16, allowing kids of many ages to delve into the process of creativity with clay! AMOCA provides a high-quality enrichment experience in the visual arts for children and teens. Sessions are taught by professional artists who design fun, challenging and educational projects. Students will be encouraged to explore their own ideas while discovering the possibilities of clay.

During camp, young artists examine ceramics by learning a new technique or begin a new project each day, dabbling in pinch pots, coils, and slabs. Participants have the option of registering for a half-day session or a full day session. The schedule of classes is designed around age groups and interests.

Clay sessions take place in the Clay Corner in AMOCA’s Ceramics Studio. All work is fired for permanence.

Registration opens April 1, 2015

Register HERE


Camp Dates and Sessions

Week 1: June 15 – June 19

Ages 5–7

Cost: $75 (Members)/$100 (Non Members)

Morning Session (10AM – 12PM): Garden Pots and Containers
Afternoon Session (1PM – 3PM): Animals

Week 2: June 22 – June 26

Ages 13-16

Cost: $150 (Members)/$200 (Non Members)

Session (9AM – 4PM)

A combination of hand building and wheel throwing for teens!  Students will learn the fundamentals of hand building and wheel throwing. Learn how to pinch, coil, and slab construct the first part of this course. We will cover glazing basics and techniques. Please come to class excited, ready for new insights, prepared for lots of practice and with a positive attitude!

This camp requires:

1. At least one previous art class in school or art center (not necessarily in clay)
2. A photo sample of an artwork (not necessarily in clay)

Week 3: June 29 – July 3

Ages 8-12

Cost: $100 (Members)/$125 (NonMembers)

Morning Session (9AM – 12PM): Folk Art From Around the World
Afternoon Session (1PM – 4PM): Super Heroes

Week 4: July 6 – July 10

Ages 8-12

Cost: $100 (Members)/$125 (NonMembers)

Morning Session (9AM – 12PM): Witches and Wizards
Afternoon Session (1PM – 4PM): Outer Space



Clay Camp Instructors:

TorresA_3b Ms. Torres
ANNA TORRES is from Pomona, California. She works predominantly in various photographic, sculptural, and mixed mediums to create life-size self-portraits. Anna earned her BA in Studio Art at Mills College in Oakland, California in 2014. She has worked as a teaching artist and Getty education intern at AMOCA, and takes her inspiration from personal, cultural, and political histories.






Ms. Holt
ROBYN HOLT’s passion for art and interdisciplinary teaching has exposed her to many disciplines, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, welding, sculpture, and her most favorite, ceramics. She earned her B.A. in Art Education in 2009 from California State University of San Bernardino. Robyn is CBEST certified and has been volunteering at the American Museum of Ceramic Art as a special projects intern since October 2013. Robyn has worked with visitors and youth organizations such as the Girl Scouts, teaching ceramic techniques, history, and scholastic terms in the studio. She works closely with the education staff to construct educational tools and kits for the museum’s student education program as well as assisting with artist receptions and gala events within the museum. Robyn enjoys using her art education background as a tool to challenge, inspire, and explore creative and critical thinking in the classroom.


DSC_2000Ms. Lugo
AIDA LUGO is an artist in residence at the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona and a teaching artist. She is an alumni of the School of Arts and Enterprise and received her Bachelor’s of Fine Art in sculpture, new genres with a concentration in Community Arts Engagement from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Her mission in art is to explore the boundaries between mediums and join them together in her practice through installation work. Clay is an important material to Aida for its versatile and natural qualities.




Ms. Cua
ALYSA CUA is an Inland Empire artist who received her bachelor’s degree in studio art from CSU San Bernardino. There,  she studied ceramics, glassblowing, printmaking, and many other media.





Ms. Cavanaugh 
BETTY CAVANAUGH is a retired Visual Arts teacher from the Pomona Unified School District and was selected Teacher of the Year in 2013-2014. Over the years, her students have won numerous awards including national and international recognitions and their artwork has been featured in textbooks and national magazines. Ms. Cavanaugh has been recognized as an outstanding Art Educator by Binny & Smith, Crayola and has authored a book of multi-cultural art lessons. She has given presentations at many California State Art Education conferences and was highlighted in a publication by the Lincoln Center in New York.  As an artist, Ms. Cavanaugh paints landscapes and creates embellished fabric spirit figures that have been displayed and sold in Los Angeles area exhibitions and galleries.



Contact our Education Manager, Angie Reyes:

909-865-3146 ext. 105