Scoop Q and A: Creekside Clay

Franklin students who want to get creative with clay can start a class geared toward that interest. Mrs. Jessalyn Garrett’s Creative Clay Class will meet after school every Tuesday and will give students lessons in clay. She tells you what you need to know:

Q: Who can come?

A: Students in grades pre-K to fourth grade

Q: Where is it?

A: Creekside Elementary School, 700 E. State Road 44.

Q: When does it meet?

A: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays (Tuesday to Oct. 18; no class during fall break)

Q: How much does it cost?

A: $69

Q: What projects will you do?

A: Students will be creating various animals, objects or characters using Sculpey Clay and ceramic clay. They will create a total of five projects with two projects being fired and glazed.

Q: How did you get this idea?

A: Students love being creative and making projects from clay. This gives students an opportunity to experience using both types of clay in an after-school setting.

Q: What do you want students to get from it?

A: I want students to understand and experience different types of clay and their processes. I want students to have a better understanding of three-dimensional art and to have fun while being creative.

Q: How do you register?

A: Students may register and pay online at

Q: Why is having a separate class for this art form important?

A: Most students do not own or have access to a kiln for ceramics, so this gives students an opportunity to create clay projects that become permanent that they can keep.