Characters in Clay: Ooglies

Myrna Minnis

Myrna Minnis leads students in an enjoyable, creative atmosphere that stimulates a fun project combining visual and language arts with imagination and creativity. Students create their own characters without competition from historical, whimsical, or imaginary situations, eliminating stress. They complete their characters by writing or telling stories about them.


"Our young people need art to express their feelings and emotions.  NOW, more than ever.  Clay is a favorite medium for students - I don’t know why, they just LOVE  it.  And clay is a wonderful alternative to television and computer games." -Myrna


This program is also available as a multi-workshop residency. Please call to inquire.


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at




Grade Levels: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Fees: $127 single, $109 each for 2 or more on the same day / plus $5 per student if the school fires OR $7 per student if the artist fires / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate. Title 1 Schools may qualify for funding assistance.

Maximum Audience Size: 20

Availability: Monday-Thursday

Program Length: 45 minutes

Location: At Your School

Teacher Guide: Characters in Clay- Ooglies or Zooglies TPG

Requirements: Worktables; Water source; All workshops take place in one location; Kiln that heats to cone five; A cart or four wheeler for artist to load in materials;

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