Make Your Spring Break All About Clay!

Allegheny National Forest Visitors BureauBRADFORD, PA – March 12, 2018 – ClayVenture is the theme of Cattaraugus County Arts Council’s Spring Break art camp scheduled for April 2-6. Kids will get their hands into the clay and explore their creativity as they make and glaze several hand-built projects over the 5-day art camp.

In order to have materials for everyone, all students must be signed-up beforehand, no drop-ins are allowed. Sign-up today by calling 716-372-7455 or online at The week-long camp is $55 per child for ages 4-7, $65 per child for ages 7-11, and includes all project supplies and firing of the clay objects. The classes are held at the CCAC studio, 100 West Main Street, Allegany, NY.

New artists (ages 4-7 years) can join ClayVenture Monday through Friday from 9-10 a.m. Designed for budding artists, this week kids will get creative and even a little messy with clay. They will spend the first three days creating a fish ornament, 2 square plates, and a small planter. The final days will be spent giving their creations a touch of color with glazing. All projects will be available for pick up two weeks after the class ends.

The second daily ClayVenture class, starting at 10:30 a.m. and ending at 12 p.m., is for young artists ages 7-11. Designed for older artists, this week of classes will give the kids a little more history and theory mixed in with their projects. They will focus on three different hand building methods to create a flower wall plaque, a set of 2 mugs, and 2 square plates. Each student will then give their creations life with colorful glazes. Their projects will be available for pick up two weeks after the class concludes.

ClayVenture classes will be taught by Ardyth VanScoy, a Fine Arts graduate of St. Bonaventure. Ms. Van Scoy is also active in local theater groups both onstage as a performer and off stage creating scenery and costumes.