KESEMY DESIGN CLAY WORKSHOPS

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS

 

Get your creative side out and learn something new,
join a Clay workshop with your friends.
Each one will create their object and decorate it with colors.
When the project is finished, you will leave it in my studio to get dry. Then, your project will be dipped in clear glaze, fired in my kiln, and will be ready for pick up after two weeks.
-The workshop is in English.
-No need to bring special clothes.
-For all levels.
-Please be on time or a bit before
-The workshop will go ahead with a minimum of 5 participants
-We strongly encourage you to register as class size is limited to 7 people per class
-No experience is necessary – the workshop is intended for beginners but is also suitable for the more experienced.
-We offer a relaxed and supportive environment.

 

Due to the current COVID-19 situation in the Netherlands, it is necessary to provide proof of a negative test result, a vaccination certificate, or proof that you have recovered from the corona to participate in the workshops.

We decided this is necessary because, during the workshops, people are sitting in one space for 2.5 hours.

Here at Kesemy design, we take the safety and well-being of our participants very seriously; we want to remind everyone that you must take responsibility for your protection and respect the safety of others in the studio.

WHERE

 

The workshop is being held at the Kesemy design shop & studio in Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam

Korte koningsstraat 21

1011EX Amsterdam

 

DIRECTIONS

My studio is located in the center of Amsterdam – 200 meters from the Nieuwmarkt, 100 meters from the Nieuwmarkt Metro station, or a 5-min walk from the Central station.
Nieuwmarkt Metro station- lines 51, 53, and 54 stop at this station (exit Nieuwmarkt and Koningsstraat).
From Central Station Amsterdam – one stop with the Metro and a 200-meter walk.
If you are coming by tram, the closest stop is Waterlooplein. The 9 and 14 stops there, and it is an 8-min walk from there.
If you are coming by bus, the closest stop is Prins Hendrikkade. Buses 22, 34, 35, 48, 391, 392 stop there.

 

ABOUT KESEMY DESIGN

Hi, I am Kesem, a ceramic designer and a Creative Coach.
I have run my Amsterdam Clay studio for the last 13 years. I make small batch ceramics collections and work B2B with shops in Europe.
I have been working with clay and teaching for more than 17 years. I hosted many groups for their team-building events and party workshops at my studio in Amsterdam. And I’ve been running my ‘Intro to clay’ workshops in Amsterdam for 13 years.

 

WORKING WITH CLAY

The benefits of working with clay.

Working with clay is, first of all, fun, the possibility to touch the clay and work with your hands; besides being fun, it can be ideal for therapeutic purposes for many reasons.

I love to release my energies into the clay and turn this energy into a creative object.

It is very relaxing and allows us to take a break from our daily lives and be busy with something creative and new.

When we have a piece of clay in our hands, most of us instinctively want to explore it, shape it, touch it, poke it, and the clay is soft and very responsive to our acts.

The creative process can be healing, and by creating shapes and forms of clay, we express our inner feelings, explore, experiment, and give freedom to new ideas and feelings.

Working with clay is a process of sense, but it also can help develop your creativity and skills.

It allows people to use and discover their creativity and stimulates their imagination.

It can also be structured when you develop an idea from scratch to an end and experience the process of making it through all the stages. Creating something alone, by yourself, can help your self-esteem makes you proud and satisfied. Also, you learn to deal with situations when something is not working like you wanted when something breaks, and you need to fix it or start all over again.

It can also assist with developing motor skills and physical coordination, mostly with kids and with adults.

Working with clay can develop your focus and can increase concentration. When you dive into the creative process, it can be like meditation, you are focused, but at the same time, you are relaxed and in a flowing mood.

 

WORKSHOP POLICIES

We reserve the right to cancel classes if the minimum enrollment is not reached.

Full tuition will be returned if the class is not conducted.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund if you notify us 8 days before class begins.

The fee is transferable to another class if you notify us 8 days before class begins.

No refund or transfer if you give no notice (‘no show’).

 

PARTY WORKSHOP, FUN EVENINGS FOR GROUPS, BEDRIJFSUITJES

We can customize the perfect party workshop for you that suits your skill level and availability; contact us at kesemy@gmail.com.

Creative workshops for companies/Bedrijfsuitjes

Creative workshops for companies (team recreation)

At Kesemy design, we offer to customize creative workshops for companies and small businesses; the workshop can come in a couple of formats, from 2 hours workshop to a half-day activity.

The purposes of those workshops are to have a fun day out of work in a relaxed atmosphere. In addition, it allows your co-workers to get to know each other better, improving interaction and communication at work.

In the workshop, the group members will learn the basic techniques of hand-building/sculpting with clay; while working closely, they will make a clay object/project using these techniques while having fun learning a new skill and developing their creativity.

Contact us at kesemy@gmail.com.

 

Party workshop for kids

In this fun creative workshop for kids, they will learn about hand-building techniques, and each one will create their object (creating an animal, special plate, and more) and decorate it with colors. When the project is finished, they will leave it in my studio so he can get dry; the project will be dipped in clear glaze, fired in my kiln, and will be ready for pick up after two weeks.

Minimum is six kids, and max is nine kids.

The workshop is one hour and 15 minutes in my studio and shop in Amsterdam.

Age – 6 plus

Contact us at kesemy@gmail.com

 

 

Please read our COVID-19 safety procedures:

-The groups are smaller,  6-7 people. we practice 1.5 physical distancing, this applies to all participants, including those who have been vaccinated.

-If you experience any COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms (cold, sneezing, fever, headache) or if you have been in close contact with anyone who has recently tested positive for COVID-19 or has COVID-19 symptoms, you must cancel your registration for the workshop and stay home, If you need to cancel, you will receive a full refund.

– If you have traveled outside of the country to a yellow/orange/red country, please refrain from coming into the studio.

-Hygiene procedures: keep hands clean, avoid coughing or sneezing on others, and limit contact with shared surfaces and objects.

Cough and sneeze into a bent elbow or disposable tissue (and throw away any used tissue in designated receptacles) and wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.

I am keeping the studio clean, disinfecting what I can but a clay studio is an impossible place to completely sanitize, there are many shared tools and materials in the studio, it is not possible to sterilize them all. 

– Hand sanitizer is provided for everyone who comes into the studio. 

– Please wash your hands when you come into the studio and clean your work area thoroughly when you leave. 

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