5813 6th Ave
Call to schedule a Pottery-Painting event at Alpaca Art.
1. Troop leaders can either pick pieces to paint ahead of time, or
let parents decide on an individual price limit.
2. Feel free to bring a snack for when the scouts are done painting.
3. Alpaca will show how it works & assist as needed.
4. When scouts are done, they will leave their piece to be glazed & fired.
Pieces may be picked up one week later. All pieces should be picked up at the same time.
$5 per scout (covers paint, glaze, & firing) + price of piece
*Family painting at scouting events receive same special studio fee price.
Scouts come the first night to learn about basic
clay-working terms and techniques, and create two
clay creations. Scouts then meet back at Alpaca the
next week to paint their pieces!
Scouts receive enough clay to make two items. We teach them how to make coil and pinch pots. Coil pots are good because they learn basic clay techniques such as slipping and scoring. Slipping and scoring help pieces stick together during firing. With this simple knowledge, scouts will be able to create other things such as figurines. If there is any leftover clay, scouts may use it in "free time" to explore playing with clay, use their imagination & create a figurine or something. (We usually encourage a gift for someone else.) Other Activities may include slab pots, pinch pots, or figurines.
*If your troop has certain requirements to do a specific project, no problem, just let us know ahead of time!
(Depending on your needs, this may fall under the "Custom for Your Troop" Category)
Absolutely. Upon request, Alpaca Art will explain &/or show the process of different kinds of
clay creations, glazing & firing that fit your badge or pin needs. We can also explain & review
pottery terms such as bat, wedging, throwing, leather hard, bone dry, green ware, bisque,
terra-cotta, grog, slip, score, earthenware, stoneware, porcelain, cones, & glaze.
*Be sure to let us know ahead of time so we can be prepared. -Thanks.
$18 per person includes 1lb of clay, all instruction, painting, glazing & firing.
1. Alpaca Art will review with the troop leader what is required for your scouts.
They will cater to your requirements including explanations of pottery terms,
safety, use & operation of potter's tools, equipment, & clay.
2. The Alpaca Art Boyscout merit badge councilor will then explain and demonstrate creations including slab pot, coil pot, pinch pot, figurines & how to throw a small pot on a potter's wheel.
3.The scouts will then have the opportunity to make the 5 pieces that were
demonstrated, and will be able to spin a form on the potter's wheel.
(Since we only have one wheel, scouts will come up one at a time.)
"Pottery Merit Badge" at Alpaca Art is a two-day event.
1.The first day will include many of the explanations & all clay creations.
The first day takes about 2 hours for up to 20 scouts.
If there are more than 20 scouts, you may expect it to take another 1/2 hour or more.
2. The scouts will come back one week later (or sometime soon after) to paint their pieces.
There will also be some explanations in the second week, including how the kiln works.
The second day takes about 1-1/2 hours. Again, if there are more than 20 scouts, you may want to schedule extra time.
The pieces will be left at the studio for one last firing & may be picked up one week later.
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