The Creative Clay Transition Program for ESE students is a partnership with Pinellas County Schools (PCS) to provide vocational arts training for 18–22 year olds with learning, developmental and/or emotional disabilities. The program focuses on easing the transition from the school environment to post-secondary education that includes the goals of independent living and employment readiness. Creative Clay Transition’s vocational training consists of lessons in art fundamentals, sales, marketing, customer relations, and the over-all business of being an artist.
Student artists work with professional teaching artists five days per week in a variety of media. They experience creating, promoting and selling their artwork at Creative Clay’s storefront in the heart of vibrant downtown St. Petersburg. Students visit local galleries and museums to learn about art history and contemporary artwork, enhancing the classroom studio experience. Student artists also have the option to apply for internships to work in the Creative Clay Good Folk Gallery, Artworks Retail Shop, and Community Arts Studio.
Creative Clay is offering a unique opportunity for students of varied abilities ages 13-22 to participate in our summer studio. Led by professional artists, Summer Studio serves youth interested in learning about drawing, painting, fiber arts, mixed media and ceramics in an individually-paced studio environment. Class size is limited to ten students and will have one professional art instructor and an assistant for a student teacher ratio of 5:1. Classes will meet M-F from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and cost $125 per week. Limited scholarships are available for those students who qualify. Call Kim at 825-0515 for more information.