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Adult Wheel Level 2/3 - $298
Adult
Summer
7 Weeks

This course is for students who have completed two to three courses on the wheel and who can consistently throw a cylinder, evenly, as high as it is wide with 2-2.5 lbs of clay. Emphasis will be placed on improving throwing skills, finishing details and exploring surface decoration. Some materials included. Prerequisite Level 1.5. Ages 16 to Adult Please bring an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes.

 

One Afternoon on the Wheel Workshop - $57
Adult
Summer
1 Day

Have you wanted to try making pottery on the wheel? Here is your opportunity to enjoy one evening discovering the art of throwing clay. During this 2 hour workshop you will learn to throw one small pot. After the workshop our technicians will trim and fire your piece and it will be ready for you to pick up in 2 weeks. Come and relax while experiencing the joy of clay. This workshop is open to clients 14 years and older. All materials included. Additional pots made if client chooses to keep them will be $6.19 +HST each.

Adult Handbuilding (6 weeks) - $256
Adult
Spring
6 Weeks

In this 6-week course students will have the chance to explore different handbuilding techniques in ceramics: pinched pot, coil building, soft slab building, hard slab building. Participants will be creating functional pieces with added sculptural elements that conjure up fantasy and imagination. The finishing process will include some inlaid line techniques on the leather hard pieces. The course will include two glazing sessions. The repetition of the glazing component will strengthen the students’ understanding of the glazing process. They will take time to review and analyze their results. Using this knowledge, the second glazing session will offer more possibility to advance further in the field of finishing and glazing the ceramic surface. No prerequisite. Ages 14 to Adult. Wear washable clothing appropriate for working with clay. Bring your own apron. One bag of clay included.

***No class on June 13, 2020

Adult Handbuilding Level 1 - $298
Adult
Spring
7 Weeks

In this 7 week class Vanessa will show the basics of handbuilding for both functional and decorative ceramics. The class will experiment with different decorating styles using patterns, applique embellishments, and underglaze colors and slips to enhance the work. Vanessa will bring Duncan and Amaco underglaze to the class to experiment with color. There will be a deeper tutorial in glazing and decorating techniques to enhance patterns and textures on the students work.  No prerequisite. Ages 14 to Adult. Wear washable clothing appropriate for working with clay. One bag of clay included. Please bring an apron or old towel to protect your clothes.

 

Application of Underglaze to Greenware - $85
Adult
Spring
1 Day

In this 4 hour workshop participants will learn a systematic step-by-step underglaze application on pottery and on slab work.  Participants will learn how to merge two colors with a brushing blending technique. Upon having applied multi-colours of underglaze to a slab, they will acquire a basic painting technique with the use of the underglaze. Participants will learn how to trim and cut out the artwork. They will also receive a demonstration on how to apply underglaze to pottery with the use of a decorative wheel. The second half the workshop will be dedicated to an introduction to the basic of clay relief work. Participants will do relief work on pottery and/or slab work. Upon completing this workshop, participants will acquire the basic skills to apply and blend underglaze on greenware and the understanding of basic relief work with clay. All materials included. Open to beginners. Ages 16 years – adult. Instructor is bilingual.

Greenware is the term given to clay objects when they have been shaped but have not yet been bisque fired, which converts them from clay to ceramic.

Handbuilding 7-13yrs - $180
Children
Spring
6 Weeks

A very exciting and enjoyable program for children learning basic handbuilding techniques. Students are encouraged to express their own creativity with each piece. Returning students are given more challenging projects and materials are included. 7 to 13 years

 

Adult Wheel Level 1 - $298
Adult
Summer
7 Weeks

This course is an introductory wheel course. Class duration 2.5 hours for 7 consecutive weeks. The student will cover the basic techniques for the beginner. You will first learn the art of centering the clay which will allow you to make different pot shapes. Trimming a foot onto a pot and surface decoration is covered. Recycled clay included. No prerequisite is required. Ages: 16 to adult. Please bring an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes.

12yrs+Teen/Adult Wheel Camp - $329
Teen
Summer
1 Week Camp

1 week of 4 hours each day on the wheel. You will learn to center clay and create pots with one of our full time instructors. Ages 12yrs – adult. Please bring your lunch (12-12:30pm),an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes.

Pottery and Dance Camp - $307.50
Children
Summer
1 Week Camp

Move to the beat with energetic and different dance styles. Continue the arts adventure by creating clay masterpieces to be glazed and fired in the state-of-the-art Gloucester Pottery School studios.  Register through the City of Ottawa on March 4 at 9pm.

4 day and 5 day camps offered all summer from:

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1526592 Camp-camp de poterie et danse (French) 22-Jun 26-Jun ages 6 to 8 $307.50
1526586 Camp-camp de poterie et danse (French) 22-Jun 26-Jun ages 9 to 12 $307.50
1519932 Camp-Pottery and Dance 29-Jun 03-Jul ages 6 to 8 $246.00
1519931 Camp-Pottery and Dance 29-Jun 03-Jul ages 9 to 12 $246.00
1519940 Camp-Pottery and Dance 06-Jul 10-Jul ages 6 to 8 $307.50
1519933 Camp-Pottery and Dance 06-Jul 10-Jul ages 9 to 12 $307.50
1519934 Camp-Pottery and Dance 13-Jul 17-Jul ages 6 to 8 $307.50
1519935 Camp-Pottery and Dance 13-Jul 17-Jul ages 9 to 12 $307.50
1519939 Camp-Pottery and Dance 20-Jul 24-Jul ages 6 to 8 $307.50
1519936 Camp-Pottery and Dance 20-Jul 24-Jul ages 9 to 12 $307.50
1519937 Camp-Pottery and Dance 27-Jul 31-Jul ages 6 to 8 $307.50
1519938 Camp-Pottery and Dance 27-Jul 31-Jul ages 9 to 12 $307.50
1519942 Camp-Pottery and Dance 04-Aug 07-Aug ages 6 to 8 $246.00
1519941 Camp-Pottery and Dance 04-Aug 07-Aug ages 9 to 12 $246.00
1526599 Camp-camp de poterie et danse (French) ages 10-Aug 14-Aug 6 to 8 $307.50
1526596 Camp-camp de poterie et danse (French) ages 10-Aug 14-Aug 9 to 12 $307.50
1519943 Camp-Pottery and Dance 17-Aug 21-Aug ages 6 to 8 $307.50
1519944 Camp-Pottery and Dance 17-Aug 21-Aug ages 9 to 12 $307.50

Teen/Adult Wheel Level 1 - $249
Teen
Spring
6 Weeks

This program is especially fun for adults and teenagers to experience the challenge and joy of the pottery wheel. The basic Level 1 wheel program is covered. Materials included. Ages: 12 to Adult. Please bring an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes.

 

Adult Wheel Level 1.5 - $298
Adult
Spring
7 Weeks

This course is aimed at students who have completed Level 1 and wish to advance, but still require more guidance from the instructor for the full 2 1/2 hour class. The class will progress towards more advanced forms including covered forms, bowls, and closed-in forms. One bag of clay included. Prerequisite: Be able to consistently centre and throw a cylinder as high as it is wide. Ages:16 to adult. Please bring an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes.

12yrs+Teen/Adult Wheel Camp - $184
Teen
Summer
1 Week Camp

1 week of 2 hours each day on the wheel. You will learn to center clay and create pots with one of our full time instructors. Ages 12yrs – adult. Please bring an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes.

Children 7-12yrs Handbuilding Camp - $173
Children
Summer
1 Week Camp

Spend a week using your creativity working with clay. Children will make several projects that will be ready 3 weeks after camp date. All materials included. 7-12yrs

One Night on the Wheel Workshop - $57
Adult
Spring
1 Day

Have you wanted to try making pottery on the wheel? Here is your opportunity to enjoy one evening discovering the art of throwing clay. During this 2 hour workshop you will learn to throw one small pot. After the workshop our technicians will trim and fire your piece and it will be ready for you to pick up in 2 weeks. Come and relax while experiencing the joy of clay. This workshop is open to clients 14 years and older. All materials included. Additional pots made if client chooses to keep them will be $6.19 +HST each.

Child & Adult Handbuild (Parent & Me) - $167
Children
Spring
6 Weeks

A wonderful way to share some special time in this activity with your child or grandchild. The students will learn the basic hand building techniques such as coils and pinch pots. Adults will make their own project.  Cost is per person and materials are included. 6 years to adult.