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Adult Programs

Adult (18+) Public Programs at Markham Museum


Summer 2017 * Registration starts May 9! 

Museum – 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+
  • Markham Resident Cost: $226
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $236

Session 1: Thursday June 22, 29, July 6, 20, 27, and August 3 (No class on July 13)  (6 classes)

  • Time: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Barcode: CANCELLED due to low registration

Session 2: Sunday July 16, 23, 30, August 13, 20 and 27 (No class on 6 due to the Civic Holiday long weekend) (6 classes)

  • Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Barcode: 303956

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Intermediate Hand-building  

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

  • Date: Thursday August 10, 17, 24, September 7, 14, 21 (No class on August 31)
  • Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM 
  • Age: 18+
  • Markham Resident Cost: $226
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $236
  • Barcode: 303966

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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.

  • Age: 18+
  • Markham Resident Cost: $282.50
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $292.50

Session 1: Thursday June 22, 29, July 6, 20, 27, and August 3 (No class on July 13) (6 classes)

  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Barcode: 303972

Session 2: Thursday August 10, 17, 24, September 7, 14, 21 (No class on August 31) (6 classes)

  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Barcode: 303973

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Get Centered – Wheel Throwing Workshop  

All work and no play? Get centered this Spring 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.

Session 1: Sunday, June 4

  • Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Markham Resident Cost: $33.90
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $43.90
  • Age: 18+
  • Barcode: CANCELLED due to low registration

Session 2 : Sunday, June 4

  • Time:  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Markham Resident Cost: $33.90
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $43.90
  • Age: 18+
  • Barcode: 303977

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Ceramic Bird Feeder 

Here’s something to tweet about! Create a beautiful ceramic bird feeder for all your feathered friends this summer in our beautiful pottery studio. Lead by our professional pottery instructors, you’ll learn a variety of techniques in a fun and relaxed environment. Includes all supplies for one bird feeder and firing.

  • Date: Friday, June 9
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Markham Resident Cost: $45.20
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $55.20
  • Age: 18+
  • Barcode: CANCELLED due to low registration

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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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