Family Clay Hour
Arts & DIY
Get out of the house and do something creative together!
Pinch, coil, and press the clay using hand-building techniques and press-molds. Try the potter's wheel if you're ready to make a mess!
You will have exclusive use of the studio and all of its magic, with instruction and support as needed. This experience is designed for a single-household family (3-4 people), ages 7 and up. This experience would be ok for non-related roommates, too!
*for mixed-household groups, see my other Dabble events or contact me for options*
Nov. 13, 2020: Registrations for in-person classes are paused temporarily, thanks for your patience! This is due to increased health alerts and recommended restrictions for city and county; very sorry!
The calendar is bookable after December 14th, subject to change as more information indicates it is reasonable to do so. Please feel free to contact me, if you'd like to be notified of the studio re-start date.
Oct. 27, 2020: Effective this week, Chicago is under more strict Corona guidelines. Studio sessions will be capped at 2 people, and running with reduced schedule. (things go faster with smaller groups anyway, it's ok!) Clay Play during the week will run approx. 1hr, and Friday's extended session will run at 90minutes. Thanks for your understanding. As soon as the restrictions are lifted, we will return to the regular schedule.
We can split a family-hour group into 2 separate sittings, maximum 2 people, until these restrictions are lifted. Thanks for understanding.
Materials, basic instruction & tools provided. Includes finishing service: smoothing, glazing & firing, to make sure your work looks really awesome!
Single-session ideas are possible; complex forms require more than one sitting. Projects will be ready for pick-up approximately 2 weeks after class.
Come out & have some fun! Put those play-doh skills to practice and make a permanent creation. Promise to get you messy!
Studio clothing (some materials stain), clayworking tools if you've got 'em.Fall 2020 - Remember to wear your mask!
7 years or older
Basic tools, clay and glazes are yours to use.
This experience has a minimum of 1 students required to go forward. You'll be notified if it is below minimum 7 days in advance. If the minimum is not met 24 hours before the event, you’ll have the option to pay the difference for a private event amount, transfer to another date or Dabble experience, or receive a refund.Cancellation Policy
Heather McQueen Studio
$75 per TicketCLOSED
* Registration closed by teacher
An artist by trade, Heather also enjoys being a musician and a cave explorer. She is known to be an excellent teacher and facilitator, and enjoys inspiring people to follow their dreams. A graduate of SAIC, Heather’s claywork has been published (“From Mud to Music”, “500 Raku”) and featured in a nationally televised promo (US Cellular).
Outside of the studio, Heather appears frequently as a visiting artist at schools, museums and other venues, mostly in the Chicago area. She has enjoyed working and traveling on 4 continents and considers wandering and sketching to be essential ingredients in her process. Heather maintains an independent ceramics workshop in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.