Class Offerings

CERAMICS:
In this class children will make original projects from fresh clay. Techniques such as coiling, slab building, and pinching will be explored. Once painted & fired, your artwork will spring to life from our kiln and into your home. Whether it’s real working clocks, dinner plates, lidded containers, or a creation of their imagination, anything goes in is this skills based, creative environment. New projects are made every session.

WATER FOUNTAIN:
In this unique class, children will learn the skills to construct their very own water fountain from fresh clay. Students will discover the dynamics of how water flows by building a pump housing, and by controlling the way in which water cycles through the fountain. With this foundation, the sky is the limit when it comes to their creative ideas. Examples of finished work will be on display as visual aids, and each student will receive a water pump as part of the class.

DRUM MAKING:
In this class students will learn how to make their very own ceramic drum. The area of study will focus on percussion as it is expressed throughout the world. Techniques such as coiling, pinching, and slab decorating will be incorporated as well as painting and glazing. New music will be introduced on a weekly basis. This class is DRUM TIGHT! Drum skin included.

SKATE BOARD DECK DESIGN:
This school year we are pulling out all of our resources to make this project cool, creative, and hip. In this special class children will develop graphics for a 33.5” skateboard deck from scratch! Graphic design, sanding, painting, and creative grip tape application will be covered. The board design is good for speed and deep carving, pool riding, and street tricks. If skateboarding is your means of expression, then this class will take your skating to the next level!

SKIM BOARD DESIGN:
SUMMER WILL BE HERE SOON, and this spring we are pulling out all of our resources to make this project cool, creative, and hip. In this special class children will create custom graphics and paint their very own SKIM BOARD from scratch! Graphic design, sanding, painting, and surf wax application will be covered. The board design measures 15.5 inches wide by 35.5 inches long and is good for skimming and carving up the waves! The wood of choice is Indonesian luan, excellent for durability, flexibility, safety and fun. Don’t miss out on this one!

CHESS SET DESIGN:
In this class children will learn how to make their very own chess set from clay. Why must chess be always Red against Black. How about Yellow vs. Purple, or Sponge Bob vs. Super Mario Bros.? Coming up with your own original designs to represent Pawns, Kings, Knights, and Queens will make playing chess a hit among your family and friends. We will cover all of the skills needed to fabricate all of the pieces as well as show kids how to make their own ceramic tiled playing board!

MOSAIC NIGHTSTAND:
In this class children learn basic concepts of furniture design and tile mosaic. From the start they will sand and stain their wood choosing from a variety of colors. As the class progresses students will be encouraged to create original drawings for both custom made tile and tile layout. IT gets even better when they get to break the tile they made and stick it onto the table surface. The class ends with them grouting their tile and taking their complete nightstand home!

TABLE LAMP:
in this class children will design and create their very own working table lamp from fresh clay. Techniques such as coiling, pinching, and slab construction will be incorporated as well as various methods of sculptural embellishment. Once painted and glazed their piece will bring light to any room.......literally! Hardware and material included, lamp-shade is not.

PRINT MAKING:
Create cards, announcements, and original works of art that can be reproduced over the span of time. In this class, students learn the fundamentals of printmaking. The course begins with styrofoam printing, where children create original sketches from scratch, and learn how to press the images into flat styrofoam. Once they get a feel for rolling ink and printing, the class then advances to carving images into soft blocks using special tools, and colored ink. This class will reference periods of art history, combined with themes in popular culture.

Contact Us

Creative Fire
11061 Swinton Ave.
Granada Hills CA 91344

(818)223-9344

www.creativefire-studio.com

creativefirestudio@mac.com
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