Artists living in regions without natural clay deposits are forced to craft sculptures from mashed potatoes fired in microwave kilns. Learn to play without your food with today's Groupon: for $40, you get one clay-sculpting class at Clay World (an $80 value), located on Twentieth Street in Miami Beach.
Using a colorful and sculptable palette of clay, Clay World instills aspiring artists with technical skills and helps cultivate creativity in young crafters. Graduates of Play-Doh's abstract expressionist school, age 4 and up, can enroll in one of claymaster Jorge Cruz's 90-minute sculpting sessions, offered after school on weekdays and during mornings and afternoons on Saturdays. Students will fashion playful figurines from colorful globs of synthetic polymer clay, honing motor skills while tickling imaginations with creative sculptures of dinosaurs, monsters, and their favorite secretaries of the interior. Jorge patiently leads youngsters and nascent crafters through clay-shaping basics, and molding maestros explore finger-twisting techniques such as pointillism and clay animation.
Sessions are limited to five students, allowing personalized instruction and plenty of space for free-range clay-wrangling. Parents are welcome to join their children in class, but must also purchase a session.
Ocean Drive featured Clay World as a notable point of interest in Miami Beach.
1410 20th St.
Miami Beach, Florida 33139Get Directions