PLEASE NOTE: To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, EPIC Clay Studio has implemented new precautions. The studio has been rearranged to allow for more space between students. We ask participants to wear masks while in the studio and to wash their hands often in between projects. For kids classes, please limit the adults in attendance to one per family and only bring the children participating in the class. EPIC staff members have the right to limit the number of participants in open studio to accommodate social distancing guidelines.
EPIC Clay Studio is a community studio located in the Strawberry Hill Neighborhood in Kansas City, Kansas. The mission is to provide the youth of the community opportunities to experience dynamic arts and culture programs that foster community, emotional intelligence and healthy relationships.
EPIC was created to house a clay studio for community members, particularly those who find art as their only means of expression. In 2010, local nonprofits came together to help renovate and cover utility costs for the building, making it possible for dozens of volunteers to convert an old vacant storefront into an art space.
The studio offers classes to local schools, seniors, and teenagers in the community. EPIC exists to increase arts accessibility to kids, particularly kids with disabilities, but also to seniors, to adults, and to kids with economically at-risk backgrounds. EPIC Arts is ADA Compliant. If you need special accommodations, please contact Andrea Mathew with your request at least two weeks in advance at [email protected].
Through projects like EPIC, individuals become vested in tangible projects and an intangible sense of community pride is created.
EPIC at Home
Now you can have clay fun at home with our EPIC at Home kits! Each kit contains the materials and tools to create and glaze a fun clay project. EPIC instructional videos will walk you through each step of the process. New projects will be added each month.
Adult Pottery Wheel Class
Mondays from 6-8 pm (returning students)
Tuesdays from 6-8pm (new students)
Try the pottery wheel for the first time or brush up on pottery skills you haven't used since high school. This class will focus on basic pottery skills and give you the opportunity to make pieces you want. We will focus on cylinders, mugs, bowls, vases, and plates.
Class is on Monday or Tuesdays from 6 - 8 pm and runs for four weeks / one month.
$100 registration includes four weeks of instruction, clay, glazes and kiln firings. Participants who register in advance online will receive two free hours of open studio time.
If you have never tried the pottery wheel or have limited experience, sign up for the Tuesday evening Adult Pottery Wheel Class where we will focus on cylinders, mugs, bowls, vases, and plates. If you have taken a pottery wheel class through EPIC or another studio and have enough experience to work on your own, sign up for Monday evening and create your own pieces.
Kids' Clay Classes
Join us on the last Saturday of the month from 10-11:30 am to make fun projects out of clay. All projects are hand built and step-by-step instructions will be provided.
We also host Kids' Clay Classes during school breaks, so be sure to check the schedule. Kids 5 years old and under must have an adult helper present with them during the class.
The cost is $10 per kid and registration is required.
Other EPIC Classes
EPIC hosts special classes throughout the year with projects inspired by the season, holidays or special interests. Check the information and class description carefully as these classes are on various days of the weeks and have different start times. Interested in making a specific project? ?Let us know, we welcome your ideas!
Skip the fancy restaurant and enjoy a memorable experience with your Valentine. Join us for one of our date nights–snacks provided. BYO adult beverage (if desired). $40 per couple
Mondays from 1 - 4 pm
Thursdays from 9 am - 12 pm
1st and 3rd Saturday of each month 2-5pm
other times upon request
During open studio hours current students can come in to work on or glaze their projects. Open Studio is also a time for individuals or families to come in and create fun clay art with hand-building or on the pottery wheel. NEW! Saturday open studio times will feature a fun new project. Check out our social media page for Open Studio project announcements.
Additional Open Studio times can be scheduled in advance by email or phone.
The cost is $10/hour and does not need to be paid in advance. Contact us at [email protected] or (913) 229-3952 for more information.
Have a Clay Party
Make fun clay projects with your friends for a Birthday Party, bond with your co-workers at a team-building class or laugh with your friends at Cork and Clay. We would be happy to discuss how we can make your event unique to your needs. Prices vary by event. Classes are available for all ability levels and ages. Contact us at [email protected] or (913) 229-3952 to schedule your event.