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Clay Classes and Field Trips for Kids

Danielle McDaniel~The Clay Lady® is best known since 1982 for a clay teaching program in the schools of Middle Tennessee. She has dedicated her life to the transformative power of art by teaching clay to hundreds of thousands of children and ensuring clay would be taught in the classroom by educating art teachers The Clay Lady Way, a teaching modality for art teachers nationally.

Clay Days with The Clay Lady

“Take what you think. Take what you feel. Mix it all up, and make something real.” Danielle~The Clay Lady

Since 1982, this motto has been repeated by The Clay Lady and her students in every class and workshop. Spend time in The Studio with The Clay Lady and make a clay project this summer.

Families, make a Poof Pot with The Clay Lady, Saturday, August 20th, 10:00-11:30am…$20 per person

KIDS, make clay Turkey with The Clay Lady, Saturday, November 12th, 9:30-10:30am

KIDS, make clay Snowman plate with The Clay Lady, Saturday, November 12th, 11:00am-12:00pm

Fun products from The Clay Lady!

Designed to include everything an artist needs to complete a project. Each box includes 4 different project instructions for artists of all ages, a generous amount of clay, work mat, tools, Clay Paints and a coupon for discounted Kiln Firing.

A Single Kit is for one project. The Kit includes a work mat, clay, 3 Clay Paints, a brush, scoring tool, wooden tool, and instructions.

A Family Kit is for multiple projects. The Kit includes 4 work mats, 3 Clay Paints, 4 brushes, 2 scoring tools, 4 wooden tools and instructions.

*Each Kit includes a video link to a demonstration by The Clay Lady.

Field Trips on The Clay Lady’s Campus

Field Trips include a hands-on workshop with The Clay Lady in The Studio to make, paint, and finish a clay project as well as a pottery wheel demo, a tour of Mid-South Ceramics, The Artist Co-op & Galleries.

We have schedules and accommodations for groups of 25-130 seeking an educational and creative experience. Fee includes all instruction, supplies, glazing and firing. $8 per artist (25 artists/$200 minimum…no maximum). We book 12 months in advance. Projects are fired and ready for pick-up two weeks after the field trip.

We are currently not scheduling field trips throughout 2021. We will re-evaluate in 2022 and post information here. 

“I would like to thank all of our new friends at The Clay Lady’s Campus. My five-year-old daughter and I had a very memorable and wonderful visit today. As soon as we walked in the door, we were flooded with a warm welcome and a heightened inspiration for all the beauty in the world hidden in this majestic place.”

– Randi

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1416 Lebanon Pike
Nashville, TN

615.242.0346