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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

 

Application of Underglaze to Greenware - $85
Adult
Winter
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.

Teen/Adult Wheel Level 1 - $249
Teen
Winter
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.

 

Child & Adult Handbuild (Parent & Me) - $167
Children
Winter
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.

 

Handbuilding 7-13yrs - $180
Children
Winter
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

 

One Night on the Wheel Workshop - $57
Adult
Winter
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 Level 1 - $298
Adult
Winter
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 16 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.

 

Children 6 years+ Monster Workshop - $27
Children
Spring
1 Day

Come and create your very own hand built pottery monster! (Minimum age 6 years) Each participant will design 1 monster using clay which can hold your phone or device! During this 1.5 hour workshop participants will learn the pinch pot and coil methods of handbuilding. Our technicians will take care of glazing and firing your monsters in our kilns. The monsters will be ready 2 weeks after the workshop for you to pick up.

Children 6 years+ Apple Bowl Workshop - $27
Children
Spring
1 Day

Come and create your very own hand built pottery apple bowl! (6 years+) The bowls will be ready 2 weeks after the workshop for you to pick up.

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.

Adult Wheel Level 1 - $298
Adult
Spring
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

Adult Wheel Level 1 - $298
Adult
Winter
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

Adult Wheel Level 1.5 - $298
Adult
Winter
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.

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.