Kids’ Open Studio is an opportunity for families to attend on a drop-in basis and children are encouraged to experiment and work independently without the constraints of a particular goal. This is a time for children to explore building, banging, cutting, pinching, rolling, etc… with a hunk of clay. Studio staff are available to help everyone get started, make suggestions and problem-solve, though we consider this a non-instructional activity. Pottery wheels are generally not available during Kid’s Open Studio, though exceptions may be made for kids ages 10 and up with prior wheel experience at Midwest Clay Project. One-hour lessons are available for $30. Kids’ Open Studio is best suited to children 4-16 years of age.
Fee: $10/child + firing fee ($5-$15 -depending on the size of the object)
Plan to come lots? Purchase a punch card!
$50 for 6 visits + firing fees per visit. Kids’ Punch Cards are valid for 1 year from purchase date and are not transferable.
KIDS’ OPEN STUDIO SCHEDULE
M 1pm – 5pm
W 1pm – 5pm
F 1pm – 5pm
Sa Noon – 5pm
*** NO Kids’ Open Studio – 8/10 (after 4:30p), 8/12, 8/14, 8/16 (before 2p), 8/19 ***
We do our very best to stick to the schedule above and we do update the website with unavailable dates. However, it is worth noting that we have an extremely small staff and occasionally other tasks take us off-site. Consider emailing or calling ahead to verify Kids’ Open Studio availability prior to your visit, especially if you are making a special trip.
NOTE: Kids’ Open studio visits are intended to take approximately 90 minutes. For afternoon visits please arrive by 3:45. Adult supervision is required in most cases. We close promptly at 5pm.