Summer Youth Clay Camp 2023



Summer Youth Clay Camp with Dennis Ott & Kim Sammartano

Ages 8 – 12 years old | Ceramics Studio

June 5 – 9, 2023 *(see meeting times below)

      *Meeting times:

  • Monday, June 5: 9 am – Noon
  • Tuesday, June 6: 9 am – Noon
  • Wednesday, June 7 – no meeting today, skips for processing
  • Thursday, June 8: 9 am – Noon
  • Friday, June 9: 1 pm – 4 pm

**Note – Some work may need to be processed after the last day of the camp and will need to be picked up at a later date.

Come Play in the Clay!

Come spend the week playing in the “mud” with two ceramicists who love sharing their clay talents with young folks. Each student will have the opportunity to learn throwing skills on the potter’s wheel as well as create several hand-built projects. You will also learn how your clay projects will be fired and glazed.

No experience is necessary – just your willingness to come and have fun creating in clay.

Sign up early as class is limited to 12 participants.

Please bring a snack.

Tuition: $200.00 – All materials, glazing and firings included.

In-Person Classes

COVID Health and Safety Protocols

The health and safety of our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, and Staff are a top priority. Since COVID-19 first surfaced, our staff continues to monitor the situation closely, taking every precaution to keep our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, Staff, and our community safe.

  • Mask wearing is optional inside our buildings until further notice

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Dennis Ott

Dennis Ott

Dennis Ott

Over the last 25 years since retiring from the corporate world Dennis Ott has grown from being a ceramics student at the Sedona Arts Center, to a beginning wheel instructor, to heading up the Art’s Center’s Ceramics Department for the past 22 years. Along the way he organized workshops in Italy, taught clay on the Navajo Reservation, built a kiln in Nicaragua, and interacted with many clay artists organizing presentations and exhibitions.

Dennis received the Sedona Mayor’s Arts Award for art instruction in 2017. In 2018 Dennis was awarded the Arizona Governor’s Arts Award for an individual arts instructor.

All materials are provided.

Cancellation Policy


  • Each student must enroll individually
  • Students may register online or by calling the Sedona Arts Center’s Administrative Offices in the Art Barn, toll-free at 888-954-4442 or locally at 928-282-3809
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express are accepted or student may pay with cash or check by registering in person during office hours at the Art Barn

In-Person and Online Workshops

  • Payment in full is due upon registration, or a payment plan can be put in place by the student upon check-out through Sezzle.
  • There is a $25 Cancellation Fee for any cancellations made before May 5, 2023. Remaining balance will be refunded.
  • There are no refunds after May 5, 2023.
  • If Sedona Arts Center cancels the workshop for any reason, all payments made will be refunded in full.

Important Message

The Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for providing make-up sessions or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for courses missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. There are absolutely no refunds after the cut-off date for any reason, unless the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the workshop, then all fees paid will be refunded in full.

Covid-19 Update for In-Person Classes and Workshops: 

As long as SAC is able to provide an environment that adheres to the CDC guidelines for social gatherings, and assuming all other normal criteria are met and the workshop or class goes forward, the above cancellation policies are in effect.

Masks are optional inside Sedona Arts Center buildings until further notice.