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Our costs are 20% less that Wildflower and North Mount Pleasant (city) art centres

School Field Trips

Few art mediums kindle growth and skills in children in the way that clay does. Working with clay is an invaluable experience for sensory development, motor skills, self esteem, and self-expression, problem solving skills, discipline and pride. Clay also has a uniquely therapeutic quality that settles and calms children. It can capture their attention for hours.

A field trip to the CFK Studio offers teachers and students the opportunity to view a traditional pottery studio. In a traditional studio, the participants create projects from raw clay by using hand-building techniques, throw a piece of pottery on a pottery wheel, fire the clay projects in a high temperature kiln and then apply finishes to the fired clay.

Field trips may include all or parts of the following:

  • Our instructor will lead the students in a tour of the studio and will explain the importance of planning the layout to accommodate the work flow, including delivery and storage of boxes of raw clay and green ware, student work areas, pre-drying of clay projects, kilns for firing clay and glass fusion projects and the various types of available finishes for clay projects and green ware.
  • Our instructors are artists and potters who will share their passion for pottery. They will engage the students in artistic creation, discipline and curriculum project research.
  • We will demonstrate decorating techniques from drape molds, rollers, imprinting the clay with fabrics and stamps.
  • We will discuss and demonstrate the transformation of clay to bisque and to finished glazed pottery.
  • All students tour a working pottery studio, views kilns and discuss the firing process for clay or glass.
  • All students view a power point presentation on chosen project.

We offer three options for Field Trips:

Option 1 Kindergarten friendly

Each student will:
– Hand build the project with clay
– Slip glaze the project
– The work will be fired, dipped in clear glaze and re-fired to a hard and shiny finish.
– Length 2 – 3 hours, based on number of students
– Cost is $16.00 + GST per student
– Each student making a bowl on the pottery wheel and slip glazing it = $10.50/student
– Each student making a sun catcher with fused glass and working on the pottery wheel = $26/student

Option 2

Each student will:
– Hand build the project with clay
– Slip glaze the project
– Create a small bowl on the pottery wheel and apply slip glaze while it is spinning.
– View a power point presentation during lunch on the evolution of the pottery wheel.
– Length – 4 hours; arrive at 10:00 AM
– Cost is $26.00 + GST per student

Option 3 Fused Glass

Each student will:
– View a Power Point presentation on creating and firing fused glass in a kiln
– Design and build a glass sun catcher
– Watch as glass is cut into various shapes
– see how their glass pieces are loaded onto the kiln shelf covered with glass paper
– Create a small bowl on the pottery wheel and apply slip glaze while it is spinning.
– View a power point presentation during lunch on the evolution of the pottery wheel.
– Length 4 hours
– Cost $27.00 + GST per student

See the Letter to the Teacher for more information.

 

Bookings and Payment

  • Payment is due 14 days before the visit.
  • To reschedule or cancel a booking, you must speak directly with our office at 403.281.4882. A booking cannot be rescheduled or cancelled by voice-mail or email.
  • The deadline for rescheduling or cancelling is 21 days before the booking date of the field trip. If less than 21 days notice, then an administration fee of $50.00 will be applicable.

For more information regarding your booking or to make a change or cancellation, please contact our office at 403.281.4882. We are looking forward to delivering a “clay day” to you and your students.

 

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