Afterschool Ceramics


For Ages 7-18


The Ceramics program provides students with the techniques needed to use clay as a medium of expression. No art experience required.  Students are able to learn the potter’s wheel and hand building techniques to design and produce their own unique functional and sculptural pieces.

The process of designing and building works in clay is used to explore and develop the students’ creative thinking process and to help them to focus their ideas and intent while building technical skills. They are introduced to the uses of ceramic materials in science, industry and contemporary life, the techniques of several clay artists and some historical clay works. Students are encouraged to engage in explaining and make meaning through their art. Students are exposed to ceramic artists from around the world.


Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Fall Session (16 classes): Starts October 3


School of the Future, 4021 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104


One-time registration fee for 16 class session: $50

Janice Merendino Ceramics Scholarship (a full school year of ceramics classes): Application

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Instructor (watch for the announcement of our new ceramics instructor)