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 take care of drying and firing the projects at our facility on Monroe Road.

While most workshops and residencies are designed to have 1.5 hours to work, we understand that not all schools have that amount of time. Our coordinator will work with the ASCAR and teacher to design a program that will fit within your schools class times.


  4506 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28205


704-344-0795 x2

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 paint a project that relates to the book. Clayworks and the teacher will choose a book and discuss projects before the session.

One time workshops: Students will learn a use a variety of techniques to create a project that will last a lifetime. The CW coordinator and art teacher/ASCAR will work out what that project will be. Students will spend the time in the creation process. Projects will be dipped in one of our studio glazes as the finish.

Residency:  3 Days of creating with one class where students will have opportunity to dive more in depth to the creative process and create 2-3 projects, and/or add color with underglazes, based on time. Ideal would be to schedule 2 sessions close together where the students create. The 3rd session would be about a week later, when the Clayworks instructor will return with the bisque fired pieces for students to add underglaze colors. Clayworks then add clear glaze and fire to maturation.


Booking / scheduling contact

Susan Hughes

   704-344-0795 x2

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: American
Program type: Residency, Virtual/Online Program, Workshop
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Kindergarten, Pre-K
Subject: Visual Arts
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

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: $800 for 3 days



NC Standard Course of Study:

Students will learn mathematical concepts of precision when creating a face jug piece, 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:

From the Arts Education, Visual Arts 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), I.V.2.1: Generate innovative solutions to artistic problems, I.V.2.2: Use experiences and observations to create content for art, I.V.2.3: Understand the role of emotion, imagination, and creativity in producing content for original art, P.V.2.1: Implement planning to arrive at original solutions to artistic problems, P.V.2.2: Recognize how personal experience influences the perception of the environment, P.V.2.3: Understand the relationship of creative expression to the development of personal style, A.V.2.1: Create original art in response to artistic problems, A.V.2.2: Create art using experiences and observation to represent individual perspectives, and A.V.2.3: Generate art based on a creative exploration of a concept.)
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, I.V.3.1: Understand the function of tools in creating art, I.V.3.3: Analyze the relationship between process and product, P.V.3.2: Analyze the relationship between media, processes, and results, P.V.3.3: Select appropriate processes and techniques to create art, A.V.3.1: Produce art by using a variety of tools and media appropriately, safely, and effectively and A.V.3.2: Produce art by using a variety of processes appropriately, safely, and effectively)
B.CX.1: Understand the global, historical, societal, and cultural contexts of ceramics. 1.1 Use ceramics to explore concepts in world history and relate them to significant events, movements, ideas from a global context. 1.2 Explain how art influences historical perspectives on society.
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
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.
Any changes outside of the contract that are not approved (including spontaneous changes of times and length of program) will result in a $50 fee. (paid by the school/teacher…ASC will not cover this cost.) Even if the program still occurs.