ABOUT THE MUD HUT at ASiF STUDIOS:
The Mud Hut offers clay classes to after-school and home-school children in our community ages 7 and up. Explore clay through hand building, slab building and glazing. Each hour and a half class will produce one project and we are working in a fun, safe and creative environment at ASiF Studios. Classes are open to all levels. Please scroll down for course descriptions.
Explore Clay in a fun, safe and creative environment with Small class sizes
Clay is a wonderful tactile medium that helps children with creative problem-solving and develops good self esteem. It’s three dimensional nature invites children to experience important problem-solving decisions around structure, shape and form.
Mud Hut classes combine guided projects with plenty of free exploration time, encouraging each child to think like an artist and to pursue their own unique creative process. Creativity is encouraged as well as an ability to accept the finished project and learn to enjoy the process of creating.
Winter 2019 Classes
“Things with Wings” An 8 Week Study of Ceramic Art for Children
We will create things with wings such as dragons, birds, planes and more. Each lesson builds on the next, and a make up class may be provided. Children may bring snacks and wear play clothes, though clay and glazes used will wash out of most clothing.
$160 with $50 Deposit due upon registration*
MONDAYS 4 to 5:30 PM FRIDAYS 3:30 to 4:45 PM
January 7 - February 25, 2019 January 11 - March 1, 2019 Ages 8 to 13 Ages 5 to 8
*Payment Plan Available - Deposit in the amount of $50 is due upon registration
Classes are held at ASiF Studios located in Grass Valley on Idaho-Maryland Road, Children can bring snacks and drinks. One make-up class will be offered for absences. Classes will be held on Martin Luther King and Presidents Day holidays.
(530) 575-9664 - texts are welcome!
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Cheryl Lynn Allen
With a Bachelor of Fine Arts in art education, Cheryl Lynn graduated from San Jose State in 1993. She always wanted to be an art teacher when she grew up!
After graduation, she continued her love of Art and children by working as a child care director for the YMCA and small world schools in the Bay Area.
Cheryl Lynn moved to Nevada City with her toddler son in 2000, finding work at Nevada City School of the Arts after school enrichment program, as director of childcare. She also worked with School of the Arts Educational Foundation to open a preschool at the NCSA Bitney Springs location. She has also volunteered, coached soccer and worked as a substitute teacher equaling a combined 13 years’ experience with school aged children.
Cheryl Lynn shares her personal story and love for the Mud Hut Program which her son participated in with Denise Wey when he was young. “The opportunity to work in the same program that nurtured my young son is invaluable! Having the opportunity to provide children and families with a positive experience with art is a dream come true.! I still have my son’s clay creations and providing those same memories for other families is why I want to be here!”
HOW TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES:
A registration form is required for each child and can be found in the Mud Hut at ASiF Studios, or click the link below this link: Child Registration Form
To Pay by Check or Cash: Please fill out a registration form and return with check or cash to ASiF Art Gallery c/o Cheryl Lynn Allen.
To Pay by Credit Card/PayPal: Please fill out a registration form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org (or mail/drop off at ASiF) Payment buttons are located below in the left column..
Not Sure if You Will Like working with Clay?
TRY-A-CLASS SATURDAYS 10:30 AM to Noon
This class is a great way to spend time with family and friends and get your weekend off to a creative start.! Classes will be led with step by step instructions and everyone will end up with a project and memories of creating them. No experience necessary. All Ages.
$20 - Adult
$10 - Child under 12 with accompanying Adult
January 19 ~ Valentine’s Heart Candy Dish
Pick up Saturday February 9, 2019
February 16 ~ Snowman Tea Light Candle Holder
Pick up Saturday, March 9, 2019
March 16, 2019 ~ Spring Time Rabbit
Pick up Saturday, April 6, 2019
April 20, 2019 ~ Mother’s Day Gifts
Pick up Saturday, May 11, 2019