The Hays Arts Council is offering an activity for area children over Christmas break. HAC and the Fort Hays State University Ceramics Department are holding a Winter Break Ceramics Class on Jan. 2, 3, 4 and 6.
HAC Executive Director Brenda Meder told Hays Post classes will be broken up by age groups. Students grades 1-4 will take part in a hand building course to learn the basics of molding and handling clay. This course will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Currently there is room for 10 additional students; cost is $30.
Students grades 5-12 will be given the opportunity to use a pottery wheel to form their own pieces. This course is from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. There is room for five more students in these classes; cost is $40.
Meder said instructors for both classes will be two accomplished FHSU ceramics students — Ryan Swayne and Jessica Hayes.
“It’s a really cool opportunity, especially those days when the kids might be bored,” Meder added. “It is one of those family friendly events; something to take up a little bit of that ‘end of the break’ time.”
Costs include all instruction and supplies. To enroll for the classes, contact HAC at (785) 625-7522