Children’s Christmas Decoration Workshops

AX is offering a new Ceramics Workshop for children just in time for the holidays!

AX Ceramics Coordinator Matt Cripps will teach three separate ceramics decoration classes for children aged 6 to 12. The children will decorate two ornaments, a square tile, and a small dish. They will also learn how to underglaze, a ceramic decorating technique that creates vivid brushed colours. Their finished pieces will be fired in the kiln and available for pickup before Christmas.

The workshops are $30 per class and we are accepting 8 children maximum. All participants must wear masks and those who are eligible for vaccines must provide proof of vaccination and ID.  If you or your child develop COVID-19 related symptoms leading up to the workshop, we are prepared to offer a full refund.

Register for classes here:

Saturday December 18, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                      

Sunday December 19, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Sunday December 19, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  

Please register by December 15.                  

All classes offer the same instruction. Enrolment is limited and pre-registration is required. If you’d like help filling out the online form, email ceramics@axartscentre.ca or call (506) 433-8351 and we’ll guide you through it.

Each class has a maximum of 8 participants and spaces go quickly, so sign up early to reserve your spots!

Masks are required. If you or your child develop COVID-19 related symptoms leading up to the workshop, we are prepared to offer a full refund.


About Matt Cripps

Matt Cripps is a potter and ceramic artist. Born and raised in Miramichi, Matt moved to Fredericton where he completed a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art through St. Thomas University, and a Diploma in Fine Craft: Ceramics, and Certificate in Advanced Studio Practice from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. He now lives in Sussex, NB, where he works at AX as the Ceramics Centre Coordinator.