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Clay Camp at AMOCA 2014


It’s time to think about how you will be spending your summer vacation! Sign up for a session for an exciting opportunity to get muddy!

Clay Camp at AMOCA begins the week of June 16, 2014 and runs through July 11, 2014. 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 the Ceramics Studio at AMOCA. All work is fired for permanence.



Camps by Age

Ages 5–7

Young Artisans

Dates: June 30 to July 3

Time: 10AM to 12PM

Cost: $75 (Members)/$100 (NonMembers)

Spots Available: Sold Out

Young kids love the feel of clay in their hands and creating something that is their own. Participants will play while learning new skills such as stamping, painting, poking, and cutting. Young kids will love the experience as they dive into the process of making ceramics without making a mess at home!

Ages 8–12

Join us as we make silly monsters, garden sculptures, animal masks, and so much more! Learn about texture and color. Participants explore the basic techniques of coil, slab, and pinch construction in a supportive and fun atmosphere, encouraged by a skilled artist. Students will be able to express their own creativity with each piece so bring ideas on the first day of camp. If children not sure what to make, there are many simple and exciting projects to get them started such as a leaf plate, animal teapot, plates, bowls and cups. Sometimes it’s fun to just explore the clay and see what ideas emerge!

Sessions Dates Time Theme Cost (Members/NonMembers) Spots Available
1 June 16 – June 20 9AM to 12PM Monsters and Mayhem $100/$125 Sold Out
2 June 16 – June 20 1PM to 4PM Gorgeous Gardens $100/$125 4
3 July 7 – July 11 9AM to 12PM Adventurous Animals $100/$125 2
4 July 7 – July 11 1PM to 4PM Fanciful and Functional Ware $100/$125 3



Teens Ages 13-16

Rising Artists: Teens at AMOCA

Dates: June 23 to June 27

Time: 9AM to 4PM

Cost: $175 (Members) /$200 (NonMembers)

Spots Available: 3

Teens that have an interest in the art field are encouraged to explore and develop their own unique ideas and designs in clay. For one week, instructors will work closely with students as they turn ideas from sketches into three-dimensional sculpture or functional pottery. Teens will be able to learn basic hand-building, wheel-throwing skills and glazing techniques, with an emphasis on creativity and having fun, while working independently in a supportive atmosphere with other teens. Class will help to develop confidence in a rising artist. Tuition includes all materials.

This class 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)

Registration and Fees

Payment in full is due with your registration form. Failure to fill out the registration form correctly or to enclose payment will delay the processing of your registration. Once registered, receipts will be mailed to your home to confirm your enrollment.


If your class is filled, you can ask to be placed on a wait list. If any openings become available, classes will be filled from the wait list.

You will be notified if your class is cancelled on the Monday before camp starts and a full refund will be given. A minimum of 4 enrollments are needed for each clay camp session.

No refunds can be given for classes missed or forgotten. Paid classes are eligible for a refund with a 7 day cancellation notice.

Fee Assistance:

Fee assistance is available for those who qualify for free or reduced School Lunch or Federal Subsidy programs. You must be a Southern California resident. All individuals requesting fee assistance are required to check the appropriate box and sign the waiver located on the registration form.

Registrations will not be processed without the proper signatures. All fee assistance applications are subject to verification.

The fee assistance program provides aid when financial hardship prevents Southern California residents and/or their children from participating in a fee-based arts program at AMOCA. Fee assistance is determined based upon current proof of income (most recent tax return with W-2 forms attached; or three most recent pay stubs) and/or welfare receipts including all income, i.e., food stamps, child support, etc. Eligible applicants will be awarded 50% or 75% fee assistance, as determined by the existing National Free and Reduced lunch program guidelines.

Additional Information and Program Guidelines:

· Each resident is limited to requesting Fee Assistance for one (1) class per immediate family member (or themselves), per class session.

· Once a person has been approved for a Fee Assistance discount and then registered for a class, that person may not cancel out of the initial class and register for a second class during the same class session and still receive the discount. The person may register and attend other classes, but shall not receive a Fee Assistance discount.

· Fee Assistance is not applicable to classes, workshops, or activities sponsored by the Ceramics Studio at AMOCA.

· Applicants may apply for Fee Assistance once every two years.

· Applicants must register in-person or by phone once fee assistance has been approved.

 Application Packet

A completed Application Packet shall include:

□ A completed Fee Assistance Request form.

□ Most recent W-2 form listing annual income and/or most recent Income Tax form listing annual income.

□ Proof of Residency (water bill, electric bill, phone bill, etc…)

□A completed Class Registration form (if applicable) listing requested class. The class registration form should also include a credit card number (if available) for processing remaining registration fee. Including a credit card number will ensure prompt enrollment if the Fee Assistance request is approved.



Clay Camp Instructors:


Ms. Marina
Marina Santana was born in Los Angeles, California. She completed a B.A. in Art Education and Sculpture with magna cum laude at California State University, San Bernardino. Marina’s projects explore themes regarding the body internally and externally. Her work has typically taken the form of ceramics, metal and multi-media pieces. More recently however, she has developed an interest in the human body and personal experiences that others can relate to. Marina has previously worked collaboratively in the community with senior citizens to probation students. Each experience has had a huge input into her development as an artist. She is looking forward to starting Graduate School for her MFA in Sculpture.





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.



Registration Form

To register, please download, print and mail in the registration form found here:
Clay Camp at AMOCA 2014 Registration Form

AMOCA Fee Assistance Document


Contact our Education Manager, Angie Reyes:

909-865-3146 ext. 105