Pottery instructors Jacquie Clark and Joan Grimm touch up their works of art.

Claymates back by popular demand

Let your children be creative in the pottery classes offered through the City of Campbell River Recreation & Culture Department this fall

Let your children be creative in the pottery classes offered through the City of Campbell River Recreation & Culture Department this fall.

The popular Claymates programs begin this fall at the end of September. Beginner classes for Grades 6 and up are held on Mondays, starting Sept. 24. Classes for Grades 2 to 5 are held on Thursdays, starting Sept. 27. Both classes are held between 3:30 and 5 p.m. at the Community Centre. Students will exercise their creativity learning hand building, sculpting and glazing techniques, plus work on the potter’s wheel. The cost of the six-week programs is $80.

Something new this fall is the Claymates Sampler program. Home-school families can participate in a pottery program designed just for them on Thursdays, starting Sept. 27 between noon and 2 p.m. The cost of the program is $42. The other Claymates Sampler program will be held on the first Pro-D Day, Friday, Oct. 19 between 9 a.m. and noon. The cost of the program is $18.

There is also a new adult and child pottery program on Saturdays, starting Oct. 6 between 12:30 and 3 p.m. at the Community Centre. Both adult and child are encouraged to participate together in this program with each paying $67.

Also starting this year, pottery birthday parties. A one-hour pottery class will be provided, with children having the opportunity to make starfish or plaques. Also, a room will be provided for cake and gifts. Eight children can participate in the birthday party for a cost of $150. To book a pottery birthday party, allow at least three weeks to coordinate arrangements and contact Linda Kubinec at the Community Centre (250-286-1161 or e-mail linda.kubinec@campbellriver.ca).

For more information regarding classes, call the Community Centre, 250-286-1161, or Sportsplex, 250-923-7911.