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Clayworks is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of ceramic arts, advancement of artists and students and enrichment of the communities it serves. One of our teaching artists will travel to your school with all of the supplies necessary to lead the program of your choice. We will

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Dr. Seuss -- Out Of the Pages and Into Clay


Program Description

Dr. Seuss is not only an author but an artist as well. His colorful and silly creatures, trees, animals, buildings and animals combined with his silly and rhyming words are the perfect foundation for creating colorful and silly things out of clay. Students will listen to a Dr. Seuss book read by our teaching artist to start the class off, then use a variety of techniques to create and colorfully


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Program Detail

Program type: Residency, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: American
Subject: Visual Arts
Population Served Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Kindergarten, Pre-K
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Very Flexible – Contact Clayworks to schedule.

Available times:

Flexible –  During school /Before school programs / After school programs

Length of :Program We will work the the class schedule. Minimum length of time is 45 min and up to 90 minutes.
Space / technical requirements:

Classroom with tables and chairs and access to water.



Onsite at your school

Fees / Ticketing:

Workshop: $325

Residency: $500 for 2 days

*Rates can also be adjusted based on the number of classes seen in one day and number of sessions.



NC Standard Course of Study:

Students will learn mathematical concepts of precision when creating their sculpture, 21st century skills of reasoning and problem-solving when creating their piece. 21st century content specific skills of global awareness while learning the process; Students will strengthen their speaking and listening skills such as SL1, SL2 and SL3.

NC Essential Standards:

V.2: Apply creative and critical thinking skills to artistic expression. (B.V.2.1: Understand the role of planning in solving artistic problems, B.V.2.2: Understand the relationships between sensory awareness and artistic expression, B.V.2.3: Create personal, symbolic expression as a means of communication (original, visual language)

V.3: Create art using a variety of tools, media, and processes, safely and appropriately (B.V.3.1: Understand the appropriate and safe use of tools, media, and equipment).

CX.2: Understand the interdisciplinary connections and life applications of the visual arts (B.CX.2.1: Analyze the contribution of art to the design of consumable goods, products, and services, both historical and contemporary, B.CX.2.3: Analyze the collaborative process in the creation of art, I.CX.2.3: Apply collaborative skills to create art, and P.CX.2.3: Understand the value of collaboration with peers to arrive at effective solutions to artistic problems specifically.)


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


  • Gallery 1 - Clayworks
  • Gallery 2 - Clayworks
  • Horton Hears a Who


Teresa Strohl –Visual Arts Teacher, Barrianger Academic Center

Elisa Wadsworth, M.A. –Visual Arts Instructor, Mallard Creek High School

Jonathan Colburn –North Mecklenburg High School Ceramics Instructor and Fine Arts Dept. Chair.



Cancellation Policy

$100 cancellation fee within two weeks of the program (paid for by the school…ASC will not cover this cost).

With written agreement from Clayworks program coordinator and ASC program coordinator,  program dates and times can be rescheduled after the initial contract is submitted.

There is a $50 charge for last minute changes to the schedule that are not pre-approved.