Once you become a member of the Downtown Community Center, a wide variety of classes, programs and experiences are instantly available to you and your family. Click on any of the links below to explore and learn more about how we Play, Create, Move, Swim, Explore and Learn! Click here to register for swim lessons.
Explore the natural world with art projects that teach your child about their environment and the animals in them! From tigers and lions, to squirrels and raccoons, let you children learn about the wild side of animals. Take a peek at our bearded dragons, turtle, and fish as well!
Students will create fun and creative crafts and art pieces while learning about different techniques in paint, collage, clay and mixed media. Children will take inspiration from famous pieces of artwork and the world around them.
This class is designed with the adult beginner in mind while also appropriate for the more experienced. You learn to work with clay using hand building and wheel throwing techniques. With lots of personal attention from your instructor, you will have fun making unique handmade pots, vessels and sculpture. Studio time is also available on a separate day to build experience and work on projects. Registration Required.
You and your family can come to our ceramic studio between the hours of 11 AM - 2 PM for a 1-hour clay session. A Clayworks instructor will show you some fun projects with wet clay. You will then glaze your work and all pieces will remain in the studio to be fired and picked up in 10-14 days. Drop in for an hour of fun when it is convenient for you - just arrive between 11 AM and 1:30 PM. All materials are non-toxic and safe.
This workshop is designed to teach adults the basic skills of hand building with clay. With those skills you will be able to make a bowl, plate or anything of your choice. You will have the chance to glaze your piece of art so it can be fired in our kiln for later pick up.
You and your child (ages 2 - 3 years) can drop into our ceramics studio for a class. Working with wet clay and glaze, you will go through the whole process of ceramics, making works of art as well as functional pieces. This medium helps develop motor skills, coordination and expression using a material that is easy for children to work with. All materials are non-toxic and lead-free, and pieces may be brought home when finished.
In our state-of-the-art Digital Media Lab, students learn by doing, and in Open Studio, they can do whatever they want! From designing video games to writing songs, from making movies to Photoshopping themselves into Minecraft backdrops, participants are limited only by their imagination. Earn points by completing projects and level up along with family and friends!
Choose from an extensive collection of bisque ware such as mugs, plates, piggy banks and boxes to paint. We will glaze and fire your pottery so you can take the piece home for the family to enjoy!