Son has begun taking a pottery class in the big city. It takes us 1 hour, 45 minutes to get there. 2 hours in class. Then 2 hours home again - jiggity jig (b/c creativity makes one hungry ;0) I got about an inch crocheted onto a baby blanket I'm working on while I waited. He threw three different pieces.
50 pounds of clay, a new tool kit for the clay, unlimited glazes, use of a quality wheel and kiln, 12 hours of hands-on instruction, and 6 extra hours of studio time on one's own. $207.00 Getting the chance to form clay into whatever strikes his fancy...priceless.
Son is hoping to get into an in-state college that is well known for it's art program and major in art/ceramics. We hope that this will help give him an experience that he can build on.