Clay club is an inclusive, child-centric learning opportunity, offering gently guided creative expression, inspired by nature.
Clay Club: Multi Disciplinary Course
10 week course
Join us every Monday for 2.5 hours of clay play fun! This course offers homeschooling families, a unique multidisciplinary program.
We spend half of our session, exploring wheel throwing techniques, as we learn how to throw a variety of vessel forms, learning how to center, and progressing through turning and glazing of our work. Within each session we also explore, this wonderfully immersive medium, with our hands, gently guided, through a variety of hand building techniques, developing our connection to our hands and our own innate creativity. This program allows children to play and learn together, in a supported environment, under gently guided facilitation. Your child will develop their creative confidence, as they are empowered to express themselves with clay.
Ages 7 years and over
Each Monday starting January 22, 2024
9:30am - 12:00pm
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Wheel Throwing for Kids
10 week course
After more than 20 years away, Zephyr Marama, returns to the Butter Factory to share her passion for the immersive art of working with clay. Zephyr’s passion for ceramics has seen her share a weekly offering for children, in Castlemaine, Victoria, for the past 2 years. A return to clay, inspired by her children and their deep love of this medium and whole body learning experience. Zephyr and her young family, return to the Sunshine Coast, after 20yrs in Victoria where she pursued her love of the creative arts, through fashion.
Zephyr has a Bachelor of Applied Science - Fashion Technology from RMIT, an Advanced Diploma in Ceramics from CSIT and a Certificate II in Fine Arts from CSIT. As well as a professional career in the fashion industry, spanning 15 years, working for various Australian brands, and creating under her own brand.
After becoming disillusioned by the commercial fashion industry and taking a break to have children, Zephyr’s interests shifted towards a more environmentally conscious and sustainable vision for her love of creating textiles and fashion. Creating Young and Magic atelier, utilising diverted dead stock textiles, hand dyeing and printing unique textiles using natural dyes and a technique called, botanical printing. This allowed Zephyr to create everything in house, in a slow fashion model, suited to conscious creation.
Zephyr will be joining our team of talented facilitators, offering a range of immersive and gently guided, opportunities for children to engage their creativity.