Spring Break Programs

Spring Break Camps: March 28-30


⇒online registration for Spring Break Programs



Spring Creatures Clay Camp (4-6 years)

clay and mixed media


Jump into clay handbuilding in this special spring break session for young artists. We'll build clay fairy houses and gnome homes, paint and explore printmaking. Children will work on individual and collaborative projects in this special session of artmaking that explores the critters who come alive in spring! 

Time: 10am-12pm

Date: March 28 & 30 (Tue/Th)

Cost: $55 for two- day program 

Includes all materials and snacks. Register online or call (231) 421-8085.



Cabin Fever Clay Camp (6-12 years) - SESSION IS FULL  

please email if you'd like to be added to the waitlist.

We'll take inspiration from the outdoors and warmer climates to create artwork in clay and mixed media. Students who take three days get a Thursday pottery wheel session. Spend spring break in a studio environment where problem-solving, collaboration, creativity and imagination are all encouraged. We'll have an afternoon snack each day. 

Time: 1:00-4:00pm (Tu/Wed/Th)

Dates: March 28-30

Cost: $65 for two-day (Tu/Wed) program or $95 for three days (Tu/Wed/Th three-day class includes a pottery wheel workshop). Includes all materials, kiln firings and snacks.  Register online or call (231) 421-8085.



T-Shirt Design and Screenprinting (11-16 years)

Make your own t-shirts or posters in this afternoon screenprinting crash-course. Learn how to burn images onto a screen, choose and mix inks and print on fabric and paper. Bring in your own tank tops or t-shirt s and print up to five--for yourself and friends! Work from one of our designs or bring in some of your own black and white images. 

Date: Wednesday, March 29

Time: 1-5pm

Cost: $45 includes all materials and a snack. Students are welcome to bring additional t-shirts or tank tops to screenprint. 



Pottery Wheel Intensive (ages 11-16 years) - CLASS NOT AVAILABLE


Work with master potter Phil Wilson and dive into the possibilities of throwing on the wheel. We'll cover basics of centering and forming a bowl, then add interesting handbuilt sculptures, handles and more. Students will use colored underglazes to decorate their pieces, then leave them for firing in the kiln. Absolute beginner to intermediate students. 

Date: Tuesday, March 28

Time: 1-4pm

Cost: $45 includes all materials and kiln firings and a snack.

Blackbird Arts   |   1485 Barlow Street Traverse City, MI   |   (231)421-8085    |    Drop us a note at info@blackbirdartstc.com.