Ceramics

Ceramics classes are tremendous fun where children use clay and become little artists. Classes with preschoolers take place once a week and last 45 minutes.

Their goal is:

  • Acquaintance with the field of art, which is ceramics.
  • Understanding the materials used in ceramics.
  • Presentation of various techniques for making ceramic objects.
  • Understanding the characteristics and properties of clay before and after firing.
  • Training of manual skills useful, among others in learning to write.
  • Learning to concentrate while completing a clay task.
  • Improving spatial imagination.
  • Developing creativity and imagination through the process of creating ceramic artworks.

The topics are implemented during the classes form a series of cognitive meetings. They show various purposes of having or using ceramics: from decorative to functional. They indicate that ceramics have a very wide application and is widely present in everyday life. Children do their work in a variety of ways. They learn the wealth of techniques used in ceramics. Some topics are given in advance so that preschoolers have time to create their ideas. Thanks to this, they learn to transfer their ideas and projects to material, which is clay. The presented topics will enable children to express their thoughts and feelings artistically, which undoubtedly affects their personalities. Encouraged by having independent expression in art through ceramics, they develop their creativity.

Classes are run by Lidia Flis-Pawlak - plastic artist, ceramist. She graduated from the Faculty of Ceramics and Glass at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław. She teaches ceramics classes for preschool children according to her program. For several years she has been a member of the jury of art competitions for children, adolescents, and adults. She constantly designs and creates ceramics in her studio.