Its that time of the year again! Come to Your Creation Station on a workshop Make Day to make your own Christmas ornaments from clay. This popular and fun workshop has quickly become a holiday tradition for many of the families who come to our studio. Ornaments you create yourself make great gifts, stocking stuffers and keepsakes for years to come.
What to Expect
You would think after four years of doing the same workshop something would have changed but nothing has. You get a pound of clay to roll out flat and cut your own ornaments from. We have a bin full of cookie cutters to cut out the shapes and even more bins full of stuff you can press into the soft clay for more surface decoration. Feel free to bring your own cookie cutters or textures to use. You can roll out the clay as many times as you like but after some time the clay become unworkable. We can generally get it through the slab roller three times.
When you finish making your ornaments, we’ll let them dry in our studio and then bisque fire them. That takes about a week. After they have been fired once, you can return at any time you like to paint them. Once finished, we’ll glaze and fire them again. One pound of clay makes anywhere from 6 to 30 ornaments depending on how big you make them.
Plan to make three non-concurrent trips to Your Creation Station for this project. One trip to make the ornaments, one trip to paint the ornaments and once to pick up the finished pieces. One pound of clay still costs $25, everything else is included.
The Dates – Make Days
We’ve added more Make Days for this season. We have devoted the following days (all the stuff is out and ready to go, all day long) to making ornaments. Plan on arriving anytime after we open at 10 AM (noon on Sundays) but before we close at 7 PM (or 5 PM on Sundays), we’re planning on staying late so don’t worry about it:
- Sunday, October 18, 2015
- Friday, October 30, 2015
- Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – (Just Added – No School)
- Thursday, November 12, 2015
- Sunday November 15, 2015
- Friday, November 20, 2015
- Tuesday, November 24, 2015
- Thursday, December 3, 2015
If you can’t make one of these days, let us know. Depending on what’s happening on any particular day and given the space required to spread out and work, we can’t promise we’ll be able to fit you in on a walk-in basis but you can be sure we’ll give it a try. Are you the leader of a Scout Troop? Give us a call and we can schedule a day for your troop to come in, siblings and friends are always welcome!