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Drive with Pride: Clay Day at LeMay

July 20, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Since the 1930’s, clay modeling has been used as an integral part of the automotive design process. Every company from GM to Tesla still uses clay modeling today, and Ford Motors has estimated that its design team uses upwards of 2,000 pounds of clay designing just one vehicle!

LeMay – America’s Car Museum is thrilled to host Drive with Pride: Clay Day at LeMay! Artist in residency at Olympia’s Artbutus Folk School, Liz Mauro (they/ them) will be teaching a one-night clay sculpting event for participants to design and sculpt their very own car. Guests are invited to arrive early and enjoy beverages and snacks from 4 pm – 5 pm in the Showcase Gallery, before our lesson and sculpting begin at 5 pm.

All sculpting must be done during this one-night event. Once the pieces dry and are fired, participants are invited to return with a guest, approximately 2-3 weeks following the event to pick up their pieces.

Registration includes full Museum access, drinks & snacks, clay sculpting lesson, all necessary materials, and firing & finishing of car sculptures (to be picked up at a later date.) Participants are also allowed free reentry including a +1 free ticket when they pick up their sculptures.

***All participants must be 21+ with a valid government-issued ID***

4 pm – 5 pm – Check-in & Happy Hour/Museum Exploration

5 pm – 8 pm – Hands-on Lesson and Sculpting!

Registration fee: $50

This Event is Sold Out!

* Please note that refunds cannot be issued following the close of program registration. In order to receive a refund prior to the close of registration, all cancellations must be made in writing.


This event is presented in partnership with Dome District Gallery.


Event Details:

When: Thursday, July 20, 2023  | 4 pm – 8 pm

Where: LeMay – America’s Car Museum

Contact: Education Department – [email protected]  |  253.683.3978


July 20, 2023
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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LeMay – America’s Car Museum
2702 East D Street
Tacoma, WA 98421 United States
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