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

Clay At Home Kits

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 watching an artist work on a pottery wheel, a tour of Mid-South Ceramics for a little fun science, and The Clay Lady’s Campus to see a lot of art!

Field Trips are scheduled on Thursdays from 9:30-11:30. Fee is $15 per artist for groups of 40-60 ($20 for groups of 20-40) and includes all instruction, supplies, glazing and firing.  Projects are fired and ready for pick-up two weeks after the field trip.

2022-2023 Field Trips are already booked.  Please email to be notified when 2023-2024 school year scheduling is available.

“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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