McCheek’s Academy Upcoming Clay Classes for You and Your Kids

McCheek’s Academy is a great little creative studio in the Houston Heights. My kids have taken classes here and had a great time. See our last post HERE.

McCheek’s has several upcoming classes for you.

Saturday Kids Classes with RODEO themed projects

  • New series of four week kids classes on Saturdays starting March 3rd
  • Ages 3-5 (with parent), 10-11.30am
  • Ages 6-11, 2-3.30pm
  • You can contact us for a registration form HERE.


Teenage Kids Classes

  • There has been interest in classes for teenagers… but they are looking to fill the class.
  • If you are interested, contact McCheek’s HERE.

Free Clay and Cabernet

  • For February and March, anyone who organizes a group of 6 or more for Clay and Cabernet can get their class free.
  • Go HERE for details.

McCheek’s Academy


Address: 619 West 9th St, Houston, Tx. 77007 (corner of Waverly)

Hours: See WEBSITE for classes

Cost: Reasonable (Not super cheap, but worth the money)

Appropriate Age: 2+

Our Review:   We’ve attended a couple of classes at McCheek’s Academy. The most recent was the Holiday Workshop for kids. McCheek’s Academy is easy to get to in the Heights. Just know that the 600 block of E. 9th is different than the 600 block of 9th. So if you are coming up Heights Blvd, make a left instead of a right. The kids and I are now very familiar with 9th Street!

You will know when you get to the right place, because right across the street is a big funky galvanized steal wall with lots of steal art on top. Parking for McCheek’s is easy and right in front of the studio. Inside the studio has exposed studs and is still being finished, but has all you need including ac/heat and bathroom.


The cost for the class was $30 per child. I think this is reasonable for one child but can really add up for 2 kids (and someday 3 kids!). That said, this is not the Mad Potter when you are just painting pre-made ceramics. Here the kids are working with wet clay, shaping it and painting it with one on one instruction.


Both Brooke (2 years) and Joe (4 years) really enjoyed the 1.5 hour class. It was just enough time to finish a wreath and 4 ornaments. The kids were getting antsy just at the end.


Brooke made a beautiful butterfly Christmas wreath. (Butterflies are so in this Christmas, right?) Joe made a leaf wreath. The leaves have holes because the caterpillars were eating them. As goofy as they may be, I’m excited to pick up the finished pieces of art in two weeks.


If you are keeping track, James was along for the ride and was awake for the sometimes-messy fun.

McCheek’s offers classes throughout the year for kids and adults. Go HERE to see what is available. Maybe I’ll go to the next class to see if an artist is hidden in me somewhere.   You can bring wine to Clay and Cabernet, so that can only help my work!

Sign Up for Fall Classes and Holiday Workshops at McCheek’s Academy


Now is the time to sign the kids up for Fall Classes and Holiday Workshops at McCheek’s Academy. I’m especially excited about the one day Holiday Workshops. Kids can make holiday ornaments from wet clay and McCheek’s Academy will fire them for you to collect in two weeks. Workshops are schedule for November 12th, November 19th and December 3rd.

3- 5 year olds (with parent), 10– 11:30am, $30 per child
6-11 year olds, 2:00–4 pm, $35 per child

For class information, go HERE.

McCheek’s Academy

McCheek’s Academy

Address:  619 West 9th St, Houston, TX 77007

Classes:  Check WEBSITE.

Cost:  Varies

Appropriate Age:  Ages 3 and up.  (But I have had a 2 year old tag along.)

Our Review:  Located in The Heights, McCheek’s Academy offers ceramic classes to kids and adults.  My son has really enjoyed rolling and pinching and painting and then seeing his finished product.  Summer camps are available as well as classes during the school year.  Check out the website for the latest schedule.