Located in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA, MudPuppies Ceramic Art Camp & Classes is now in its 24th year! Sue has year round classes for ages 6-adult, with Parent & Me classes for those under the age of 6. Take a look around, join our mailing list, take a class or schedule an event with us!
Mud Puppies Los Angeles was conceived to give students the opportunity for an intensive experience with clay in a relaxed and cooperative environment. In our open air pottery studio, Mud Puppies has allowed artist and owner Susan Grieder to combine her passion for working with students of all ages with her love of clay to provide a unique learning opportunity to the community with summer camp and ceramics classes for all ages year round!
Life is hectic these days, for kids as well as parents. Many of us have fond memories of summers hanging out with friends, going swimming or playing outside; no busy schedules or rushing around. Our summer camp program is designed to capture this “lazy days” spirit. Mud Puppies features a fully equipped professional ceramic studio, swimming pool with slide & gated yard, play structure, arts and crafts room & pool/game house.
Susan Grieder has been working in clay for over forty years. She received her BFA degree in ceramics from California State University, Long Beach in 1983 and has since worked in such diverse aspects of the field as dinnerware manufacturing and design, architectural restoration, private studio work and of course, teaching kids of all ages both in school and in her clay camp and classes with MudPuppies! She also loves creating her beautiful nature inspired ceramic pieces, serving both form and function, under Beauty Underfoot.
Starting Every 4 Weeks Fall - Spring
For ages 6+
$280 Handbuilding & $300 Wheel
per 4 Week Course
This year we are offering after school classes for students ages 6 & up. You can choose from the following options:
Courses are 4 weeks in length and are available all year until camp begins. Click below to login or register your student account to sign up for classes!
Our Small Group Classes are Good for all ages 6+
$85 per student per class
2-5 students/4 class minimum
These classes aren't only for teens & adults, but for pods, or those of any age who'd prefer a more individualized class experience, however can be tailored for what you'd like including for families ages 6 and up!
Whether for beginners and those who wish to brush up on their craft, our classes are small with a limit of 5 students, so individual attention can be given as you work at your skill level to learn, improve or brush up!
These courses run 4 consecutive weeks and are available mostly on Saturdays. If you don't see an option, we are currently full, or if you're looking for a day/time not listed on our booking site, just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll see what we can make work with your schedule.
Parent & Me Classes
Ideal for working with children under Age 6
$50 per attendee per class (parent/adult + each child)
2 class minimum
For adults and children who want to do some bonding while playing in the mud! These classes are geared toward students 5 & under with a parent, older sibling, grandparent, etc. Classes last 1 hour and can include up to 5 students as long as at least one is an adult. There is a 2 class minimum
Click below to login or register your student account, and sign up for classes. If we are full you won't see an option to choose from but just ask! We may still be able to schedule you. Contact us at email@example.com to find out more.
Contact us directly to set up a special event for you or your group, and look out for special events coming up in the future including:
or design your own private event! Don't worry, we'll help guide you in the number of people who can safely attend depending on what type of event you'd like to book.
See Camp tabs on this website for details. Then, if you haven't yet, go to mudpuppiesla.timetap.com to register for a student account & get ready to get registered!