Kidz Painting Academy runs weekend and school holiday courses

19 February 2007

Pottery painting is enjoyed by all ages. Just by learning a few simple techniques it is possible to create professional-looking items to take home.

The Kidz Painting Academy runs its first “Have-a-Go” sessions during half-term week on 21 and 23 February 2007. From 4 March onwards, the Kidz Painting Academy will be a regular feature of the calendar with workshops running on Sunday mornings and afternoons as well as during the school holidays. This will be based around a series of modules. Children can try as many modules as they wish to learn a series of different pottery painting techniques.

The sessions are available for Little Painters (aged up to 10) and Young Artists (over 10). Each session lasts for two hours and will include instruction from The Clay Studio’s trained staff, a pottery item to paint and a certificate to take home on the day. The glazed and fired pieces will be ready for collection 3-4 days later.

Advance booking is required for these courses as they are expected to be very popular. Children can be booked for any number of modules. Dates and times of the courses are available on The Clay Studio’s Web site and at The Clay Studio in Christchurch.

Parents are not required to remain with the children although this may be advisable with the youngest of the Little Painters. For those who choose to wait, The Clay Studio has an extensive café, serving excellent coffee as well as snacks, sandwiches and specialities from Dorset and the New Forest.

The Clay Studio is a contemporary pottery painting studio, offering visitors the opportunity to paint their own pottery and learn different painting and decorative effects through the Painting Academy and by having trained staff always on-hand. Alongside the painting is The Clay Studio Café which offers snacks and beverages, sourced, wherever possible, from local Dorset and Hampshire producers.

For more information contact Martin Payne, martin@theclaystudio.co.uk or 01202 475000

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