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Clay Classes and Camps in Lower Westchester: Pins, Pendants and Creativity

Clay Art Center in Port Chester

Clay Art Center in Port Chester is now enrolling for its fall lineup of after-school and weekend clay classes for children, tweens, teens and families. Fall classes for youth start September 18. The center also hosts a regular Saturday afternoon Drop-In Clay Class “for ages 5 to 99.”

The center still has slots available for its August 1-5 summer camps. Pins & Pendants: Clay Wearables Camp, for ages 8-12, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Table Time Clay Camp, for ages 6-9, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m.

“We’ve learned that ceramics is not only an incredible record of human history, but a receptive form of self- expression,” says the center’s executive director, Leigh Taylor Mickelson. “Clay changes in the hands of each artist and becomes a way for children and teens to interpret the world around them. While building three dimensionally, students learn to translate a two-dimensional vision, build creative problem-solving skills and grow though persistence and patience, learning that not giving up is its own reward.”
Clay Art Center is a nonprofit dedicated to the practice and advancement of the ceramic arts. It offers clay classes and summer camps for children and teens, as well as private lessons, clay parties and classes for adults year round.    

Clay Art Center is located at 40 Beech St., Port Chester, NY. Its gallery and shop is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more info, call 914.937.2047 x222 or visit