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Adult Programs

Adult (18+) Public Programs at Markham Museum

Classes

Spring 2018 

Museum – Pottery Wheel Throwing

Learn how to use the pottery wheel! Classes will focus on throwing on the pottery’s wheel. Techniques covered include centering, creating different forms such as bowls, plates, vases and mugs. We will also explore sculptural elements, handle making, surface decoration and glazing techniques. No experience is required. Includes all supplies and firing costs.

Session 1: Thursday May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28 

  • Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.   
  • Cost: $310.75
  • Barcode: 318546

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Summer 2018

Museum Pottery – Introduction to Pottery 

Spend some 'me time' in our Pottery Studio and explore the wonderful world of clay in a fun and relaxed environment. Together with our professional artist instructor, methods of hand building such as sculpting, surface decoration, slab building and coiling will be explored. Participants will also have the opportunity to try the pottery wheel. While mastering basic pottery techniques, we will complete a variety of projects such as bowls, mugs and vases. This is the perfect class for beginners and those looking to build on their skills. Includes all supplies and firing.

  • Age: 18+
  • Cost: $248.60

Summer Session 1: Tuesday, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7th

  • Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Barcode: 324637

Summer Session 2: Sunday, July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 12, 19th (no class on Aug 5th due to August Civic Holiday)

  • Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Barcode: 324638

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Museum Pottery - Intermediate Hand-building  

This course continues to develop the skills learned in Introduction to Pottery and for others that have some previous hand-building experience. Techniques such as slab building, coil pots, and pinch pots will be built upon to allow you to create bigger and more complicated forms. Includes all supplies and firing costs.

Dates: Thursday, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9th.

  • Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
  • Markham Resident Cost: $248.60
  • Age: 18+
  • Barcode: 324641

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Museum Pottery – Pottery Wheel Throwing 

Learn how to use the pottery wheel! Classes will focus on throwing on the pottery’s wheel. Techniques covered include centering, creating different forms such as bowls, plates, vases and mugs. We will also explore sculptural elements, handle making, surface decoration and glazing techniques. No experience is required. Includes all supplies and firing costs.

Dates:  Thursday, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9th

  • Time: 7:00 PM -9:30 PM
  • Markham Resident Cost: $310.75
  • Age: 18+
  • Barcode: 324642

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Museum Pottery - Open Studio Time

This 2 hour program is for students who have intermediate to advanced pottery skills in either hand-building or throwing on the pottery wheel.  There will be no formal instruction given however there will be staff on hand for technical help if needed.  Includes one bag (10 kg.) of clay and firing costs, additional $25 for each additional bag of clay/firing costs.

Dates:  Wednesday, July 4, 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8th

  • Time:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $142.38
  • Age: 18+
  • Barcode: 324646

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Workshops

Creative Coils Fruit Bowl

Smooth on the outside, spirals on the inside! Learn how to create your own fruit bowl, using ropes of clay called “coils.” This unique bowl will definitely have a spot on your table for years to come! Includes all supplies and firing for one fruit bowl.

Date: Saturday, June 9

  • Barcode: Cancelled due to low enrolment
  • Time:  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $45.20
  • Age: 18+

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Museum Pottery - Summer Salad Bowl

Create a colourful, fun and appetizing Summer Salad Bowl with us. Learn how to create your own unique Summer Salad Bowl, using clay slabs and coils.   This unique bowl will definitely have a spot on your table for years to come! Includes all supplies and firing for one fruit bowl.

Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018

  • Time:  3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $50.00
  • Age: 18+
  • Barcode: 324649

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Museum Pottery - “Get Centered” Wheel Throwing

All work and no play? Get centered this season at our Pottery Studio. Learn an incredible new skill in a relaxed environment. Our professional instructor will teach you all the basics to throw your own shapes on the pottery wheel and how to make pinch-pots. Includes all supplies and firing. 

Date: Saturday,  July 28, 2018

  • Time:  4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $45.20
  • Age: 18+
  • Barcode: 324647

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Registration Information

Consult your Markham Life magazine for registration information, or call the Program Coordinator at 905-305-5970.

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