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
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.
333 N LaGrange Road
La Grange Park, IL 60526
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
Studio, gallery, classes and workshops for adults and kids ages 8-12.
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
Ceramics classes for kids and young adults introduce how to handle and manipulate clay. Summer camp options, too.
246 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
8-week sessions for ages 9–12 and 12–16. This studio also occasionally offers parent/child sessions for younger kids, too.
Salt Creek Pottery
48 S. Villa Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181
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!