HAC offering unique winter break activity

ceramics 1By JOHN SIMMONDS
Hays Post

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