Don’t let your memes be dreams: Kentuck hosting ‘meme and mugs’ camp for teens

Meme Mugs

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Winter Steele

TUSCALOOSA – Are you a teenager who’s into art and internet culture? Kentuck Art Center is hosting a space where you can explore your artistic side: Meme and Mugs Teen Camp happening July 25 through July 27.

Attendees can showcase their favorite memes through pottery, whether that’s current “G R O M P Y” kitten sensation Tater Tot or maybe what comes after drinking a certain purple mascot’s birthday shake.

The three-day class has students learning how to build three to four functional cups or mugs using hand-building pottery techniques. Once those are built, students can transfer designs onto their mugs and make them appropriately colorful.

Kentuck Art Center Program Instructor Mary Bell said this is a great way for teens to work with their creativity.

“These programs are usually geared toward younger ages so it is unusual to have something toward teenagers,” Bell said. “We are really excited and this will be good for those teens who are curious about pottery. Our clay instructor Amy Smoot is wonderful at helping creating something that connects with different ages. She’s really good meeting people where they are.”

The class is for ages 13 to 16 and is designed for four to eight students. Tuition is $160 and comes with all supplies. You can register for the event right here, and registration is open until noon July 21.

Classes are happening from 9 to 11 a.m. July 25 through July 27 at Kentuck Art Center in historic downtown Northport.

Kentuck hosts workshops like this one for varying age groups and skill levels, and you can check up upcoming workshops like wheel throwing pottery, printmaking or soapmaking right here.

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