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

Home School Pottery Age 7-16
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.

Kidz on Wheelz Age 10-13
Explore your creativity while learning hand-building clay techniques. Exciting pottery project ideas will be provided, but students should let their imaginations run. 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. 

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