Art in the Afternoon

Select Wednesday’s; 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Unleash your creativity with an afternoon of art! During these workshops, students will have the opportunity to engage with authentic works of art in the museum, in addition to creating unique pieces in the studio. Students will explore the elements and principles of design, all while further developing their artistic talents.


October Series: Pottery! (October 2, 9, 23)

Participants must register for the October series by October 2nd.

Join us for our first afterschool clay program for young artists! Pinch, roll, coil, and slab to create unique pieces of pottery without using a potter’s wheel. Visit the OMA galleries for connections for design and application ideas. Learn how to refine your skills while exploring each session’s new forms and design offerings. You’ll have fun decorating your finished clay works with a variety of surface design applications including carving, stenciling, printmaking, painting and more. Come create with clay at the OMA!

October 2 – Dave the Potter

Who is Dave the Potter? How are his utilitarian stoneware jugs like vessels in the OMA’s Art of the Ancient Americas Collection? You’ll find out in this class! Visit Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards and read the book Dave the Potter written by Leban Carrick Hill, illustrated by Bryan Collier. Then view the vessels in the Art of the Ancient Americas collection to compare with the images of Dave’s jugs. In the studio, create your own jug or vessel using clay and handbuilding techniques. Finishing choices include burnishing with slips, painting with colored underglazes, carving and decorative clay applications. Learn handbuilding skills, vocabulary, tool use and how to take a two-dimensional idea and bring it to life in 3D. Clay pieces will be kiln fired and ready for pick-up on Wednesday, October 9.

October 9 – More Than A Box

Visit the galleries for inspiration on how a piece of artwork can tell a story. Explore slab construction and learn how to create a special box using visual imagery to tell the story of you! Build handles, footings and other embellishments to make your box unique. Finish with texture tools, underglaze and learn sgraffito techniques where scratching the surface will reveal under layers of colors and clay. Your box will be kiln fired and ready for pick up on Wednesday, October 16.

October 23 – Lanterns and Haunted Houses

Halloween is almost here! How fun to have your own clay jack-o’-lantern and haunted house to light the night. Use pinch pot, coil and slab building techniques for your base, then embellish your pieces with haunted ghouls, bats and more. Finish your works with underglazes using sponging, stamping, sgraffito, drips, and drops. Pieces will be kiln fired and ready for pick up on Monday, October 28. Each finished piece will include a light!


December Series: Photography! (December 4, 11, 18)

Discover the power of photography! Explore OMA’s Contemporary Photography Collection, as well as view large-scale photographs in the exhibition Stephen Althouse: Metanoia. Learn basic techniques to help you capture the perfect subject.





Non-Members: $20.00 per workshop
Members: $18.00 per workshop

Non-Members: $60.00 per month
Members: $45.00 per month
Additional Non-Member Child: $55.00
Additional Member Child: $40.00

Call 407.896.4231 ext. 262 or email to register or use the links above.


Full refunds will be provided if a class does not meet minimum enrollment and is cancelled. A refund equal to half of tuition paid will be provided for cancellations made up to 7 days prior to the first day of the class. No refunds, no exceptions, will be made if the cancellation is made less than 7 days prior to a class. Refund requests must be made in writing and should be emailed to SNEGUS@OMART.ORG.

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Location: Studio I