Family Imagination Station



FAMILY IMAGINATION STATION presented by Northern Clay Center

WHEN:  Daily during Art Fair hours
WHERE: On the top of The Mall

Northern Clay Center proudly presents the 2016 Uptown Art Festival Family Imagination Station. All ages and abilities are welcome to participate in this FREE activity. To find out more about Northern Clay Center, visit


Larger than life, hands-on Family Imagination Station in the great outdoors!

  • Get in touch with your inner artist as you learn to make a plethora of clay objects! Find your creativity with our community of artist makers.
  • Spend a few hours or a few days at Northern Clay Center’s Family Imagination Station and uncover your LOVE for clay and the arts!

Local makers station

  • Watch in awe as talented local ceramic artists demonstrate their versatility with clay as an art medium

The nature of clay

  • Learn from our experts about the important role the environment and the role of the great outdoors play in the science of clay


A variety of SUMMER-themed projects can be made by participants throughout the weekend!

  • Its summer vacation for you and your pet! Make your own commemorative pet in clay—whether it is a dog, cat, ferret, fish or other, and have a permanent record of your love of pets!
  • What would Summer be without a picnic or a camping trip? Make a clay version of your summer accessories – picnic basket, flip-flops, hamburgers, and more!
  • It’s important to keep yourself hydrated this summer, while spending time exploring throughout the day. Make yourself a small clay cup or mug for a summer’s worth of water, lemonade, or adult beverage, and show the earth you love it by skipping the disposable cups!
  • Show us how much you love to help others as you make a cup/bowl/plate/vase or other art object for someone you know in need of a little extra love and attention? A favorite neighbor, teacher, community member would enjoy being surprised by a gift of your art.