Arts and Crafts 

Ready to get those artsy creative juices flowing? The Herndon Parks and Recreation Department's instructors will help you find inspiration through a variety of art and craft mediums. We offer classes for all ages and new classes are added each season. Join us and develop your inner Picasso or Ansel Adams and most of all, be inspired and creative.

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Crafty Kids Age 6-12
Have you progressed beyond the macaroni friendship bracelet? We offer constructive hands-on ways for kids to be innovative and creative. Projects include clay dishes, paint pour, and marbling.


The Herndon Community Center has a dedicated space for pottery, which features pottery wheels, space for hand-building, a glazing station, and a kiln. 

Youth Pottery Age 10-16
For children who want to explore working with clay. Students will learn basic hand-building skills including pinching,
coiling, and working with slabs. Projects might include whistles, wind chimes, mugs, plates, tiles, coil pots and
more. Students will decorate and glaze their finished pieces. Fee includes all materials.

Hand Built Pottery Age 16 & up 
All skill levels will explore hand-building techniques, including pinch, coil and slab methods. Using a variety of unique tools, students will create an array of projects, and learn glazing techniques. Examples include trays, vases, and birdhouses. 

Beginning & Intermediate Wheel Age 16 & up 
Beginners will learn the basic techniques of throwing on the wheel to include wedging, centering, pulling, trimming, use of tools and glazing techniques. Begin this wonderful craft with good habits and positive feedback in every class. Although designed for the beginner, all skill levels are welcome. Use of tools and 25 lbs. of clay included; additional clay may be purchased. 


Take Better Pictures Age 16 & up
Digital Photography fundamentals. Take great photographs with whatever camera you have. While emphasis is on digital single lens reflex cameras, the majority of subject matter applies to photography with any camera, including smart phones and point and shoot cameras. Topics covered include: qualities of light, composition, creative use of camera controls and flash. Learn how to optimize your photographs and archive them for storage and display.  

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