Kids Pottery Classes, Workshops, and Studio Time

There are loads of choices in our area for places that teach kids (from tots to teenagers) the fundamentals of pottery. Whether it’s hand-building, wheel throwing, or simply painting, there’s certainly a place nearby to discover the art of pottery with your kids! This article is sponsored by the featured listings.

Thrown Elements Pottery
260 N. Evergreen Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 818-1313
Tween classes for younger artists, camps for ages 5-12, kids’ birthday parties, events, and more. Classes for adults, too! Plus, paint-your-own-pottery drop-ins.

Penguin Foot Pottery
2514 W. Armitage Avenue
(Entrance on Bingham)
Chicago, IL 60647
Kids learn fundamental wheel-throwing techniques, as well as how to trim and glaze their pieces. Ages 7-14.

Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 834-0202
Elmhurst Art Museum’s youth ceramics class includes basics and new hand-building skills for kids ages 7–11.

Village Potters
333 N LaGrange Road
La Grange Park, IL 60526
(708) 352-2330
Tween clay classes in this full studio let students from 5th through 8th grade learn hand-building, decorating, and glazing techniques.

ClaySpace Ceramic Arts Center
740 Front Street
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 393-2529
Studio, gallery, classes and workshops for adults and kids ages 8-12.

Kids Pottery Workshop at Oak Brook Park District

Kids Pottery Workshop
Oak Brook Park District
1450 Forest Gate Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
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Class starts Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 4-6pm

Oak Brook Park District is excited to offer this NEW mini session for those that want to try ceramics! Young potters learn to throw pottery on a wheel and have the opportunity to make hand built projects. All materials included along with glazing and firing. Class structured for ages 6-12.

Magical Minds Studio
343 Harrison Street
Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 948-7934
Ceramics classes for kids and young adults introduce how to handle and manipulate clay. Summer camp options, too.

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Terra Incognito
246 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 383-6228
8-week sessions for ages 9–12 and 12–16. This studio also occasionally offers parent/child sessions for younger kids, too.

Riverside Arts Center
32 East Quincy Street
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 442-6400
Kids classes include chances to learn to use the potters wheel, as well as multi-media sessions that incorporate clay.

Salt Creek Pottery
48 S. Villa Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 617-9931
Wheel workshops for ages 9, plus painting pottery for ages 6+ to create their own.

Our giant guide to classes and teams has tons of other places where kids can explore their interests, learn new things, and build independence. Check it out!

About the Author

Jill Borkowicz
Jill is thrilled to be sharing her insight and knowledge of local fun on Kidlist! As an Oak Park native, Jill and her husband settled in La Grange Park in 2007 and couldn’t be happier with the community they call home. Raising two lovely daughters, ages 8 and 10, Jill is always on the lookout for cool things to do as a family. She is passionate about yummy food, an organized abode, creative entertaining, frugal finds, travel adventures, a healthy spirit, and overall family fun. Jill’s favorite wintertime activity with the fam? Ice skating followed by hot chocolate! Summertime family favorite? Long pool days with friends that end with a BBQ!

1 Comment on "Kids Pottery Classes, Workshops, and Studio Time"

  1. Glazed Expressions 1010 Curtiss Street Downers Grove 60515 is also a great place for this fun activity!

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