Monday, February 4, 2013

Website Change

Hi, All. Just wanted to let you know that I am combining my interests into one webpage. So, I no longer will be using this one. Instead, you can find information about upcoming workshops and classes, along with everything else, over here. Thanks and see you there!  ~Elsa

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Next Kids Class

Hi, Everyone!

It's been a while since I've updated this site but wanted to let you know that our little guy was born on October 20 and he is doing well! I'll be taking a break from classes and workshops until after Christmas. Right now I've put January 14 on the calendar as the first Monday back to Kid's classes. As always, please let me know if you're interested in having your child join us. Info for pricing and so forth can be found under the "Classes" tab. More info will be coming on the next Adult's Workshop too.


"Luke and Daddy"

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

August Kids' Classes and Upcoming Adult Workshop

Hi, everyone! Hard to believe a month has passed since I last blogged but it's been a busy, full month of vacationing and doing family activities. I hope your summer has been as fun and enjoyable as ours!

Just wanted to update you on our upcoming classes:

For the kids, there is a new 5 week session beginning Monday night, August 20th at Splatter's. The class is open to grades 2nd and up. I have allowed a few younger children to participate in the past based on their ability so please feel free to contact me with any special requests. During the 5 week session, we will be focusing on drawing, painting and sculpting. All projects are created to encourage each child to excel at their own pace and I strive to bring out each one's personal creativity while developing their skills as well. $75 fee for 5 week session. $15 discount if you get a friend or sibling to sign-up too!

For the adults, next Monday (August 13) there will be a clay windchime workshop for all interested. Teens are also welcome! 6:30-8:30pm. $30 fee for project. ($15 if you bring a first-time attending friend.)

Also for adults... please let me know if you are interested in joining a painting class or know of someone else interested. I'm hoping to start a class that meets regularly for acrylic painting. Need feedback for a good time and location to meet.

Greenware for one type of windchime.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Latest Kid's Classes

We just finished a great couple months of classes and I have to share photos of the girls doing their different projects. There's so much enthusiasm and creativity in this group. Loved spending time with them and teaching! It's easy to teach when you have such willing participants who love art as much as I do!

This coming Monday night we have an open workshop for kids and adults. It features building a clay wind chime. Check out my facebook page for more information.

Friday, June 8, 2012

NEW Summer Adult Workshops

Summer Adult Workshops
July 2, 9 and 16
6-8:30 pm
Fee: $35 per piece (includes firing and glazing)
All classes will have the options of making a toad house, a bird bath, bird feeder or a planter. Samples will be available and Elsa will give demonstrations on each piece.
Please contact Elsa with your interest. After the first class of building your piece out of clay, you will have the option of coming back on a following Monday or Thursday evening to glaze your piece once it's been bisque fired.
Elsa's contact info: 315-515-9818 or

Toad houses created at the Parent/Child Clay class held last month:

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Family Signature Trees

Seems like the new thing to make is a family tree using thumbprints. I recently attended a wedding where the guestbook was actually a thumbprint tree and of course I had to them make my own version. So if you know of anyone interested in creating a family tree for their family or someone getting married who wants a unique keepsake, please feel free to share this option with them. It would also make a special anniversary gift!

I can easily adjust the colors and can print names in or just leave the branches blank for people to sign when they add their fingerprints.

Check out the link to several design options: Signature Trees

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New Monday Night Art Class for Kids

The next 5 week session is beginning this next Monday night from 5-6:30pm at Splatter's Studio. Ages 1st grade and up. Let me know if your child is interested. There's still room. We'll be studying drawing, painting and clay handbuilding.

For more information, follow the Classes link.

"Toad House" by Lin