Ages 6 - 8

Kids create and build sculptures with clay and glaze, recyclables, fibers, plaster, wire and more. Students learn about famous sculptors and ceramists while making art in the School of Art’s historic Ceramics Studio. Materials provided.

SATURDAYS, 9 - 11:30 am | SESSION 3/16 - 4/20
6 classes | 15 contact hours | Location: 1211 State Street, Utica, NY (Enter through Museum side of building)

+ SCHOLARSHIPS: Need-based scholarship request forms are available HERE >

+ IMPORTANT: To ensure the age appropriateness of the curriculum, children must meet the age requirement listed with each course description by the beginning of class.

+ SNACK: Please provide a snack/water for your child every day. There will be a supervised snack break each day at mid-morning.

+ SMOCKS: The projects are fun but can be messy at times. Bring a smock (old shirt or apron) or simply dress for the mess. 

+ CAMPUS: Visit Studio Building Reception for help and directions to classrooms. View the College of Art and Design Campus Map >

Class Age Key:
+ ART EXPLORATIONS I = Classes for ages 4+5
+ ART EXPLORATIONS II = All classes for ages 6 - 8, non-sequential
+ YOUNG ARTISTS = All classes for ages 9 - 12, non-sequential
+ TEEN = Classes for ages 13 - 17
+ ADULTS and 16 + = Adult classes that are open to older teens
+ ADULTS = Classes for ages 18 +

Meet your instructor, Shayna! 

Shayna Crandall

SHAYNA CRANDALL is from Herkimer, NY. She has enjoyed making art since she was a child and decided to pursue a Bachelor’s in Studio Art from SUNY College at Cortland. Shayna was able to experience so many new mediums in college and fell in love with ceramics. Now she is super excited to get others to enjoy and appreciate the medium of clay as much as she does.

Ages 6 - 8 | Art Explorations II, Clay + Sculpture