CLAYTIVITY

Bringing creative clay experience into Squamish schools and the community

“I love to create, and to me, the ultimate freedom of expression is a blank canvas or a block of clay to capture whatever emotions your imagination gives it.”

Daniel Boulud

Girl working on Project: Sky Dog and She Who Likes Horses
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Enrichment

Claytivity aims to enrich art programs in schools and the community by providing instruction in the art of hand-building with clay.

 
Every student is an artist

In CLAYTIVITY Classes, every student is an artist. Making a project with clay is a rich and rewarding experience that allows every student to create a unique project using the power of their own imagination. In two or three simple steps, CLAYTIVITY instructors will guide students through the whole process.

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Sky Dog and He Who Likes Horses

Choose a project

There are many project ideas to choose from or ask about a custom project related to a particular theme.

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Sky Dog and She Who Likes Horses

Learn modelling skills and techniques

CLAYTIVITY instructors teach skills and techniques of modelling through building projects out of clay.

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Sky Dog and She Who Likes Horses

Easy to follow step by step instructions

The instructor will demonstrate and give clear instructions for two or three easy to follow steps for building the project.

After each step the students will be given a piece of clay to work with. Students will learn how to shape, mold and mark the clay to make the individual components of their project and how to join the components securely together to make a complete project within a one to two hour class.

Ready for firing – Five Fabulous Fantasy Animals

Five Fabulous Fantasy animals handmade in CLAYTIVITY 's unique outdoor studio (my back yard) by Squamish artists aged 4, 7, 8, 21 and 55, were…

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Girls Night Out

Girls Night

It's important for our wellbeing and sanity to spend some time with our friends to cheer us up, make us laugh and sometimes comfort us…

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I didn’t know cats can ride horses!

A clay date Workshop Two imaginative young artists joined me for a clay-date in my ‘back yard’ studio for some part hand-building & part pottery…

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Setting up for a CLAYTIVITY class

Here is what you need to set up. Don't worry, it’s not as complicated as it looks! before Add value to the students’ experience with…

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Fall in Squamish

Projects for the Fall

When everyone has settled into normal classroom routines after those first few ‘back to school’ weeks, why not think about arranging a date with CLAYTIVITY…

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CLAYTIVITY CLASSES

CLAYTIVITY classes are excellent value starting at $150 per class, and project ideas fit in well with any current curriculum area, subject areas, big ideas…

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projects for mummies and daddies

Projects for groups of Mummies, Daddies, Carers, Babies and Toddlers

Be creative with your baby or toddler with CLAYTIVITY! Invite CLAYTIVITY to join your group and we will guide you through the fun process of…

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Example of 'my pets' project made in small group class

Project Ideas

There are many project ideas to choose from or ask about a custom project related to a particular idea. SnowmanWonder Woman - artist LaynamushroomIn memory…

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Painting project

Painting Projects

After bisque firing CLAYTIVITY projects are creamy-white ceramic and ready for painting. Hand print projects made by artists 6 moths to 2 yearsinsects on a…

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What happens to projects after they are made?

A CLAYTIVITY project cannot be taken home immediately after it has been made - it has to be dried out and bisque fired in a…

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Notice for CLAYTIVITY studio users

Please do not enter the studio if you had COVID-19 symptoms within 14 days. Cancel or reschedule. Wash your hands before and after using the…

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insects on a leaf

3 Easy Projects to Make

Here are three project ideas for first time experience of working with clay and also suitable for young students. For more ideas, contact us.

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Students proudly holding their projects

Story of the Two Headed Serpent and the Chief

"It was a massive two-headed serpent that once roamed through the Squamish territory, its horrible shrieks frightening the people in the village of Stá7mes, Squamish.…

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Working on CLAYTIVITY project

Projects for grades K – 1

Frosty the Snow Man Frosty the Snowman is an all time favourite seasonal first project for young students. Tell the story of Frosty or watch…

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