(NEW) Clay Hand Building Class – 10am June 15-18, 2021


BY POPULAR DEMAND! Since our originally-scheduled clay class is nearly full, we are offering this additional session of our Clay Hand Building Class.

Where: West Madison Elementary School
When: Tuesday through Friday, June 15-18, 2021. 10:00am-12:00pm
Supplies: Included in class fee (air-dry clay, paints, etc.)
Art Instructor: Noel Newquist (Mr. New)

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BY POPULAR DEMAND! Since our originally-scheduled clay class is nearly full, we are offering this additional session of our Clay Hand Building Class.

Clay Hand Building Learning Targets

The purpose of the Clay Hand Building Class is to learn the basics of building clay vessels and sculptures without the use of a wheel. Each session will focus on different techniques and styles. Register today to have fun making a mess! These classes are OPEN TO ALL AGES. You’re never too young or old to start learning about art.


The $110 registration fee includes all supplies and all four days of class. June 15-18, 10am-12pm, at West Madison Elementary.

Session Offerings

Clay Building Basic Techniques and Forms Decorative Coil Pots Gargoyles, Cupcakes, Etc Paint or Build More

Tuesday, June 15th, 10am – Basic Forms and Techniques
Learn how to use slabs, coils, and balls (the basic forms) to build simple vessels. Primary focus will be basic pinch pots and coil pots. Learn scoring and slipping techniques for properly connecting wet-to-wet clay.

Wednesday, June 16th, 10am – Decorative Vessels
Learn how to make more complex, decorative vessels. In addition to decorations, we’ll also start adding handles, lids, and other functional parts.

Thursday, June 17th, 10am – Gargoyles and Other Sculptures
Sculpt animals, monsters, people, and other artistic pieces.

Friday, June 18th, 10am – Painting Your Sculptures or Build More!
Use this time to either paint the vessels and sculptures you made previously, or use this time to free-build whatever you want out of clay.


Mister New will provide all of the necessary supplies, to include air-dry clay, clay tools, paints, etc.

Class Size

A maximum of 20 students will be allowed per session. If that threshold is met, we will consider offering the same classes again later in the summer.


West Madison Elementary School
4976 Wall Triana Hwy
Madison, AL 35758

Art Instructor

The Clay Hand Building Class will be taught by local elementary school art teacher: Noel Newquist, known as Mr. New by students across Madison. As a National Board Certified art teacher for Madison City’s elementary schools, Mr. New has 13 years of experience working with every level of art student, from beginners to national award-winners. To enjoy free lessons from Mr. New, check out Mr. New’s Art Class on YouTube.


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