KANEKO Camps // KANEKO Ceramic Philosophy

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Monday June 15

9:00 AM  –  4:00 PM

Dates: June 15 - 19, Monday – Friday from 9 AM – 4 PM

Ages: Children entering grades 6 - 9

Level: Beginner

Camp Description: Explore your inner Kaneko in this brand new ceramics camp. Campers will learn the foundation of hand-building methods of slab, coil, and pinching clay. Activities will be wide-ranging, including ideas about sound, architecture, the vessel, and personal narratives. Students will have the opportunity to discuss current pieces in the KANEKO exhibition, surrounding works in the Old Market, and a tour of the Jun Kaneko studio. Campers should come ready to have a high-energy week that includes quick sketch periods, short gallery and neighborhood tours, and multi-piece explorations of the ideas they bring for each assignment. No prior experience needed and novice students are encouraged to join. Campers will be lead by ceramics artist and former Jun Kaneko studio assistant Peter Scherr.

In oder to ensure the safety of our creative community and to support all students and parents managing this challenging time, we are moving our summer camps to an online model and making these virtual camps FREE for all students! If you wish to donate to the educational programming offerings at KANEKO, we'd be forever grateful for your generosity.

Class Structure: Online camps will be structured as follows:

  • Classes will be held via video conferencing Monday - Friday.
  • One-hour morning session of pre-recorded instruction.
    • Students will watch and complete tasks assigned independently.
  • Two-hour afternoon session.
    • interactive group learning session.
    • small group breakouts
  • Materials will be provided by KANEKO!