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
Camp Dates and Sessions
Week 1: June 15 – June 19
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
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
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
Cost: $100 (Members)/$125 (NonMembers)
Morning Session (9AM – 12PM): Witches and Wizards
Afternoon Session (1PM – 4PM): Outer Space
Clay Camp Instructors:
LUCY BARRAGAN was born in Santa Maria, California and has lived in the Inland Empire for most of her life. She was first introduced to clay in her sophomore year at Arroyo Valley High School in San Bernardino and she made sure to keep taking ceramics classes until she graduated. Lucy graduated from California State University of San Bernardino in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with a concentration in Ceramics and a minor in Spanish. Since then she has been working for the City of Riverside as a Recreational Leader/Instructor at a Senior Center. Her goal is to acquire as much knowledge and skills possible so that she can share it with her community of San Bernardino.
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.
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.
Contact our Education Manager, Angie Reyes:
909-865-3146 ext. 105