Clayfairycastle

Castles and Fairy Houses

Learn to design and build your own castle or fairy house using clay slabs and various handbuilding methods. Carve in textures and sculpt accents to make it uniquely yours! Add monsters and other creatures to make your artwork truly come to life!

For ages 9–14.

About the Instructor

Melanie Gillis is an artist and art teacher. She earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Boston University and a Master of Arts in Teaching Visual Art from Bridgewater State University. She enjoys teaching a variety of mediums that include drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media and clay. She currently teaches in public school and at The Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University. Melanie loves to teach students of all ages and to encourage them to explore, take chances and develop their creative voice. When Melanie is not teaching art she is engaged in making artworks in a variety of mediums; photography, printmaking, clay and fiber art.

Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible.
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend.
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at christine@cotuitcenterforthearts.org.