Educational Programming

Kids Summer Camps

Clinton Art Center camps for kids ages 8-14 years old are full of hands-on projects that explore a variety of art mediums including clay, glass, metal, fiber arts, mixed media, painting, and drawing.  We provide instruction and also encourage experimentation and exploration of the different materials.  Each day is packed with fantastic projects and fun!


Our goal is to assist you in exploring the possibilities of various art forms because creativity enlivens the Mind and energizes the Spirit.  We have a passion for studio endeavors and want to share it with you. We do that by providing tools and space, materials, instruction, supportive environment, and opportunities to pursue your maker goals. The energy you bring into the studio is just as important as what we might be able to provide to you. We look forward to having you work with us in the studio.


Ceramics: Slip & Sip

Enjoy wine or beer, each others company, and putting color down on your new, favorite mug.

One & Done: Platters & Tiles

Let’s get on the potter’s wheel to make slabs into platters or tile that can hang on the wall! 

Raku Firing

Raku is a very exciting and hands-on firing technique.  It involves an outdoor, fast firing that is full of drama.

One & Done: Mug, Bowl, or Vase

We will play with pattern and texture on a soft slab of clay and turn it into a tactile and visual treat.


In this 3 week class, we will use basic building and glazing techniques that can provide a lifetime of fun and exploration.

One & Done: Boxes

We are going to create boxes with hard slab clay and embellish the surface with colored slip.

Throwing on Potters Wheel

Throwing clay on the wheel is a very challenging and absorbing activity. Focus in this class will be learning skills needed to throw basic forms.


Beginning Fused Glass

This class will introduce you to the basics of fusing glass.

Friday Night Out: Fused Glass Dish

Glass fusing is fun and easy.  Choose your colors, learn to cut your pieces, and assemble them into a design for a dish.

All About Glass

Beginners to experienced are welcome.

Glass Bead Making

Students will learn to use a torch, hot glass tools, and glass rods to create unique, one of a kind beads which they can use to create their own jewelry designs.

Stained Glass

Capture light and color by creating a beautiful stained glass piece.


All About Metals

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of metalworking.

Beginning Enamels

Enameling is the ancient art of fusing colored glass to metal with high heat to produce an astounding array of effects.

Friday Night Out: Sterling Silver Etched Pendant

Create an etched pendant with a design of your own.  Learn the etching process from start to finish.

Beginning Metals

This class is designed for the beginner and for continuing students wishing to strengthen their skills.  Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of metalworking.

Sterling Silver Tube Set Earrings

Experience the thrill of making your own jewelry!  Make a pair of earrings for yourself, a friend, or a loved one.  Learn how to set faceted cubic zirconium stones into a tube set. 

Metal Casting

This class will be an introduction to the casting process.

Copper Jellyfish

Jellyfish are captivating creatures. Come make you own version of a jellyfish out of copper. No experience necessary.


Fiber Arts

Learn Tatting

Come to learn a unique, age-old technique for handcrafting lace from a series of knots and loops using thread and shuttles.

Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet

Come to learn this fun, simple technique with beads to create a beautiful bracelet.

2D Arts

Paint and Pour: Homage to Bob Ross

Enjoy microbrew or a glass of wine while painting with Bob Ross. We will use acrylic paints due to a faster drying time.

Landscapes with Charcoal: Channeling Bob Ross

Enjoy microbrew or a glass of wine while making a charcoal landscape! Paper and all charcoal and shading blunts included in this class.

Linocut Printmaking

Linocut printmaking has been used by artists since the early 1900s and the technique became an established professional print medium after being used by Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.

Kids Programming

Kids Ceramics

Come join us for a self-directed project!

Kids Printmaking

How do you make your drawings multiply?  By printmaking of course!  Come have some fun and learn how.

Kids Fused Glass Dish

Come have fun making your very own glass dish.  Students will decorate a piece of clear glass with colored pieces, strips, and dots of glass.

Kids Drawing

Do you like to draw?  Want to learn some basics to improve your drawing skills?  Come have some fun and learn how

Kids Glass Happy Hippos

Come make your own Happy Hippo that is sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face.  Learn how to cut and shape glass to prepare it for fusing.

Open Studio

Workshops are primarily available on Saturdays. These workshops may vary in price, time, and availability per age group. The short one day workshops will help focus in key areas in ceramics.

Ceramics Open Studio

If you would like to work in a well-equipped and friendly ceramics studio, Clinton Arts Center is your place!

Glass Open Studio

If you would like to work in a well-equipped and friendly glass studio, Clinton Arts Center is your place!

Metals Open Studio

If you would like to work in a well-equipped and friendly metals studio, Clinton Arts Center is your place!

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