Youth ClassesYouth Classes 

  • Pewabic is your first choice for the best youth ceramic education available! We have classes to fit busy family calendars and most budgets. At Pewabic, children can participate in a variety of educational classes from half-day hand-building workshops to week-long summer camp sessions to semester-long wheel-throwing classes.  
  • View our SCHEDULE OF CLASSES and register ONLINE, by phone at (313) 626-2000 or in person at our Museum Store (Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-4pm). We accept Visa, Mastercard, cash or personal check. Space is limited. Register today! Please note: no refunds after the first class. 

2014 Saturday Youth Workshops

One Saturday a month, we offer themed Hands-on Workshops for youth.  These workshops are designed for youth ages 4-16. We offer two sessions for each workshop: 12pm-2pm. Cost: $30.00 per person or $45.00 for one child and adult making one project.

Dates: (click to register)

Spring Break Youth Camp | April 21-25

The theme for camp is Flower Features and Garden Creatures. Camp lessons are designed as introductions to ceramics with age-appropriate projects to accommodate youth and teens in Grades 2-12.  This is a chance to try new things and to also have fun!

Whether you’re looking for one half-day session, a full day or a full week of classes, Flower Features and Garden Creatures has something for your child or teen. All projects focus on types of pottery that can be used in the great outdoors. Elementray and middle school students will will focus on theme-based projects. High school students will spend their time wheel throwing and hand-building workshops. Join us for a week of fun and creativity! 

Lunch is NOT provided to full day students

Camp Sessions

 

Camp Hours + Pricing

10AM – 1PM Morning Session | 45.00 per Child

1:30PM – 4:30PM Afternoon Session | 45.00 per Child

10AM – 4:30 PM with ½ hour break for lunch /All Day | 90.00 per Child

Monday – Friday Morning or Afternoon Session | 160.00 per Child

Full Day / Full Week – All Sessions | 300.00 per Child


Passport to Pottery Summer Camp

Pewabic Pottery’s Passport to Pottery summer camps offer children ages 6 to 12 the opportunity to get creative while being introduced to different cultures and creating clay objects from those cultures. Each week we will travel to two new locations: one real and vibrant country from around the globe and one from the imaginative world of literature.  Each morning, we will take a geographical, historical, and cultural exploration of six different countries. In the afternoon, we will travel to another world through contemporary and classic children’s literature.


Camp Sessions

  • June 16 – June 20 | AM: New Zealand + PM: Middle Earth 
  • June 23 – June 27AM | AM: Iceland + PM: Whoville
  • July 7 – July 11 | AM: Turkey + PM: Narnia 
  • July 14 – July 18 | AM: Korea + PM: Wonderland 
  • July 21 – July 25 | AM: Saudi Arabia +  PM: Gotham City 
  • July 28 – August 1 | AM: Peru +  PM: Hogwarts
     

Camp Hours + Pricing

AM Camp: 9:00AM – 12:00PM

PM Camp: 1:00PM – 4:00 PM

Full Day: 9:00AM -4:00PM

Half Day/Full Week (AM or PM) | $160.00

Full Day/Full Week | $300.00

*Lunch is not provided for full day sessions.  Lunch break is supervised.

You may register ONLINE, by phone at 313.626.2000 or in person through our Museum Store.   

Teen Wheel Throwing Camp

Beginning teens will learn the basics of wheel throwing and glazing techniques. This camp is for youth ages 12 – 17. 
 

Camp Hours + Pricing

AM Camp: 9:00AM – 12:00PM

PM Camp: 1:00PM – 4:00 PM

Full Day: 9:00AM -4:00PM

Half Day/Full Week (AM or PM) | $160.00

Full Day/Full Week | $300.00

*Lunch is not provided for full day sessions. Lunch break is supervised.


Private Parties and Field Trips 

Want to host a special and unique hands-on workshop experience? We offer private tours and workshops for groups of 10 or more.  Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or graduation or looking for an excursion for your youth group or school, we can provide you with a truly memorable experience.  Take a guided tour then experience the pleasure of getting your hands into clay. For more information or to schedule your Private Party and Field Trip click hereCost: Begins at $20 per person (tour fee is included; requires a minimum of 10 people) 

Special discounts are offered to Girl and Boy Scout troops who book a private Hands-On-Workshop and/or Tour. Scouts can earn “fun patches” for attending a workshop. Troop leaders please call us at 313.626.2000 to learn how our ceramic workshops can assist you in teaching scouts about science, math, history, and nature.  

Youth Scholarships

Pewabic Pottery offers scholarship assistance to prospective campers with financial need.  This assistance is available to both individuals and families.  Pewabic believes that every child should have the opportunity to attend camp. To apply, download the scholarship application form.

If you would like to contribute to furthering a child’s artistic development by donating to the Pewabic Pottery scholarship fund, please mail your donation to: Pewabic Pottery, Attn: Education/ Youth Scholarships 10125 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214 or call our Program Manager at (313) 626-2081 for information. Your contribution to the children’s scholarship fund is fully tax deductible.