These days, many kid’s birthday parties have a small pottery corner for the little guests to dabble in… However, besides the entertainment and fun factor, experts believe that there are a lot of benefits to kids learning pottery. These range from creative expression, improving fine motor skills, improving self confidence as well as soothing a hyperactive kid.
Clay Station is a Bangalore-based creative clay studio, for the experienced, aspiring and recreational potter. In an effort to share the therapeutic and creative joys of clay, the studio tries its best to make pottery as accessible for kids as possible. Their sun-drenched roof-top studio is the perfect place to let your kids creative juices flow. Designed for varying age-groups and skill levels, their programs have the right balance of theory, application and fun
Students, professionals and pottery enthusiasts are welcome to use Clay Station's studio facility for an hourly fee
Ages: 6 years and older
Fee: Rs.350 Per session or Rs.2600 for 8 session
Address: #1-C , 2nd floor 1st ‘D’ Main Road, 14th ‘B’ Cross, HSR Layout, Sector 6, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560102
Konsult Art Academy
Konsult Art & Design Academy is spearheaded by a team of professionals from the field of Art and Education. The institute offers structured curriculum with the being developed inhouse by an advisory team involving artists, educators and child psychologists.
Konsult Art Academy offers clay art classes for kids at their Bellundur centre. Held once a week these classes include clay sculpting as well as an introduction to the potters wheels. However, if you have a group of 10 – 15 interested kids, these workshops can also be held at a venue of your choice.
This season, Konsult Art Academy is also offering a special family workshop of make your own eco-friendly clay Ganesha.
Location: Sobha Lakeview Club, Margosa Avenue, Green Glen Layout, Bellandur ORR
Ages: 4 years
At the NGO Gopni, the team believes that pottery for kids is an excellent medium for expressing creativity. Working with clay improves dexterity and uses both small and large muscles in children.
Little fingers and hands of the children are strengthened while working with clay due to its firm nature and the larger muscles of the arms, back and shoulders are also strengthened. The pottery course at Gopni teaches kids to work on the potters wheels using various techniques.
Ages: 6 years and older
Location: Kaggadasapura to Outer Ring Rd, Mahadevapura
The 'Pottery Town' of Bangalore is the equivalent of 'Kumartuli' or the 'Potters Town' of Kolkata. But, it is much smaller in comparison. While there are no resources for learning pottery on this street, it provides ample of scope for inspiration for a child interested in pottery as you walk along this street covered with every kind of earthenware. You can catch a glimpse of potters working on the wheel, different pots baking in the sum and get inspired for creations of your own
Address: Pottery Town, Williams Town, Close to Cantonment
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