Summer Art Camp: Handbuilding & Wheel Throwing Clay Play Week

Aug 05, 2024 1:00PM—Aug 09, 2024 4:00PM


Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9, 2024

Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Ages: 11-15

Cost: $200 members, $210 non-members

During this week-long clay intensive camp, students will immerse themselves in various projects to explore hand-building & wheel-throwing. Students will learn different surfacing techniques such as: sgraffito, Mishima, & painting with multiple glazing approaches. We can’t wait for you to join us as play with clay!

Please note that working with clay is a process. Students will be required to return to the Art Center at a later date to pickup their kiln fired work.

Masks may be required in the classroom depending on community spread. Masks requirements may be subject to change. If you are not willing to wear a mask please do not register for our youth classes.

About the Teachers

Victoria Savka is an interdisciplinary artist who highlights the silliest and the sweetest moments in nature.  Victoria grew up in the marshes, creeks, and gardens of Western New York where she caught frogs, planted flowers, and assisted snails.  Victoria finds inspiration in the small moments of nature where stories are waiting to be discovered and told.  These daily reminders of the beauty and quietude of nature pull us back to our roots.  
Victoria dearly admires the simplicity of American Folk Art, the whimsical humor of Staffordshire pottery, the moral and sometimes ethereal nature of fables and tall tales, the twisted humor in Ronald Dahl and Guy de Maupassant’s short stories, and the poetic color palettes of Les Nabis. Victoria holds a BFA in Illustration, BFA in Fine Arts, and a Masters in Art Education from Rochester Institute of Technology.  She has done residencies at Main Street Arts, The Yards, and is happy to say her work is found in happy homes throughout this wide world.  Victoria currently works and lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband and two cats.

Zoey Murphy Houser (she/they) is a creative living & making in the Finger Lakes Region of Western New York. In 2015 she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, along with a Minor in Art History.