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

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

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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.[/full_width][full_width]

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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

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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.[/full_width]

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Hand building with clay in Sea to Sky Schools

Bring the experience of hand building with clay to your students!We provide the clay, tools, and instruction so you can take a back seat while…

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Enquiry Form

Complete this form to enquire about CLAYTIVITY joining your school or community group.

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Hand building workshops this fall

October 23, October 24 November 6, November 7 candle holdercrock jar Prepare for the gift giving season – join a claytivity workshop in Rosemary’s garage…

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Haida Mask

The Haida West Coast Nation from Haida Gwaii carved masks from cedar or alder wood and wore them at secret society ceremonies and potlach dances.…

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Peruvian

Make this traditionally dressed Peruvian – boy or girl.

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candle holder

Look no further than this gift idea to brighten the winter holidays!

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Frog Prince

Frog Prince

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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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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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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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Perfect little bowl for a serving of ice-cream or blue-berries.

pinch-pot bowls

Pinch some clay to make this bowl. Perfect for small servings, blueberries and ice cream!

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Bald Eagle

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Birthday Parties

Invite CLAYTIVITY to your child’s or your own party for a memorable and creative experience.

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Giraffe painted by 4th grade artist: Rory

Giraffe

Make this or another 4 legged animal.

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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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Invite claytivity to your organization

Gather friends, family, members of your organization, or co-workers together. Promote team building. Socialize. Challenge your team. Enjoy creating with clay.

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Raccoon

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Beaver

Be a Beaver – it’s all about working hard and being a team player.

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CLAYTIVITY at the Squamish Wind Festival for the Arts 2022

Glazed pots made at Wind 2021 ready to unload from the kilnSlab pots made at Windfestival for the Arts 2021Slab pots made at Windfestival for…

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My Family Project

My Family

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Self Portrait

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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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Projects made by Squamish Arts festival CLAYTIVITY workshop Attendees.

Cups, Mugs and vases

Get rolling with this functional project!

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Frog

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Insects on a leaf

Lady bugs, bees, butterflies, worms, slugs, dragon flies, eggs, earwigs on a leaf. A great project for Earth Day. Look for these in the garden, by a…

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Canoe People

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CLAYTIVITY in Schools

CLAYTIVITY gives students a unique 3-dimensional art experience in sculpting and shaping techniques. In one 60-90 minute class, students make a complete project with step by step instruction and demonstration.

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Squamish Estuary and Wetlands

Wetlands

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studio night

Share studio space in CLAYTIVITY home garage. Build self guided projects. Next session beginning January 2024!

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Hand building session with CLAYTIVITY

What to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon in November? Get ready for the gift giving season with your own hand built candle holder, plant…

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Dinosaur

Which is your favourite dinosaur? Diplodocus, tyrannosaur, stegosaurus or dromaeosaur?

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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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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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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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hippopotamus - a 4 legged animal project, painted by 4th grade artist, CAI

Hippopotamus

hippopotamus – a 4 legged animal project, painted by 4th grade artist, CAI

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Tipi

This is a two piece project The tipi fits over the base. Lift the tipi up to see what is inside – a fire, animal skins, cooking pots, baskets etc. Add detail to the tipi such as the door, a flap to let out the smoke, and decorate with traditional family designs.

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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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Squamish Arts Council Wind Festival Workshops

CLAYTIVITY is almost ready to return mugs, vases and cups to their creators, almost 3 weeks after 3 Squamish Arts Council Wind Festival workshops!Left: projects…

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Coil Pot

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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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CLAYTIVITY Studio and business

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Inukshuk

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Dragon

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Group of friends

circle of friends

Make your own circle of friends.

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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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pottery wheel throwing experience

One to one instruction using the pottery wheel. Learn how to throw on the pottery wheel or try for fun. Next availability: January 2024

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Soap dish

Soap dish

Gift your bathroom and look after your soap with this little dish!

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COVID-19

Please read our notice for CLAYTIVITY studio users! COVID-19 policy

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School and Community Classes

CLAYTIVITY is a great activity for children and adults of all ages and abilities. We provide the clay and everything needed for one to two hours of…

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bear

4 legged animal

Make this bear or another 4-legged animal. Choose a particular animal or a theme such as Canadian or nocturnal Animals or let your students decide.…

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Unicorn

Live a magical life!

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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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Candle Holder

Candle Holder

Light up Mother’s day with this tea light candle holder!

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Making Masks at the Squamish Arts Festival 2022

https://youtu.be/hKm_Qwkj0kE Making Sun Masks at the Squamish Arts Festival We had so much fun making suns with these artistic folk on Monday. Thank you Squamish…

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Greek Urn

The Greeks made functional and practical urns for everyday use – storing food, drink, and other commodities, and more elaborately decorated urns – such as gifts for their gods or for funeral use such as holding crematorium ashes.

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Howe sound picture scene

Make a scene from Howe Sound – add dolphins, orcas, bears, birds, seals, mountains, the Sea-to-sky Gondola, waves, boats etc.

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Notice for CLAYTIVITY studio users

Do not enter the studio if you are sick or was in contact with someone who has COVID-19 symptoms within 14 days. Cancel or reschedule.…

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Picture of Animal candle holders by Garibaldi Highlands Elementary Students

coilpot pencil holder

A great gift idea for Mum, Dad or someone special.

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mushroom

Mushrooms

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Funky mug

Have fun making a funky mug!

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Snowman

Make a snowman! this project can be combined with a tea-light candle holder.

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