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Adult Programs

Adult (18+) Public Programs at Markham Museum

 

 


Winter 2017 * Registration now open! 

Classes

Museum – Introduction to Pottery 

Join us as we explore the wonderful world of clay in our NEW Pottery Studio! Beginners will learn all the steps from beginning to end of how beautiful pottery pieces are created. Participants will explore methods of hand building such as sculpting, surface decoration, slab building and coiling. Together with our professional artist instructors, participants will also get to glaze their work before being fired and learn basic throwing techniques on the potter’s wheel. Includes all supplies and firing costs.

  • Age: 18+
  • Markham Resident Cost: $226
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $236

 

Tuesday Afternoon Sessions

Session 1: Tuesday February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4 (6 classes)

  • Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Barcode: 294318

 

Tuesday Evening Sessions

Session 1: Tuesday February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4 (6 classes)

  • Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Barcode: Cancelled due to low registration.

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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


Thursday Afternoon Sessions

Session: Thursday March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6 (6 classes)

  • Time: 1:00pm-3:30pm
  • Barcode: 294322

Thursday Evening Sessions

Session: Thursday March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6 (6 classes)

  • Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm
  • Barcode: 294323

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Advanced Wheel Throwing 

This course continues to develop the skills learned in Pottery Wheel Throwing and for others that have previous experience. We will be exploring handle and lid making, throwing larger forms, altering forms, trimming and surface decoration. Together with our professional artist instructors, participants will also get to glaze their work before being fired. Includes all supplies and firing costs.

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


Session: Thursday March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6 (6 classes)

  • Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm
  • Barcode: 294326

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Spring 2017 * Registration now open! 

Classes

Museum – Introduction to Pottery 

Join us as we explore the wonderful world of clay in our NEW Pottery Studio! Beginners will learn all the steps from beginning to end of how beautiful pottery pieces are created. Participants will explore methods of hand building such as sculpting, surface decoration, slab building and coiling. Together with our professional artist instructors, participants will also get to glaze their work before being fired and learn basic throwing techniques on the potter’s wheel. Includes all supplies and firing costs.

  • Age: 18+
  • Markham Resident Cost: $226
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $236

Session 1: Tuesday April 18, 25 and May 2, 9, 16, 23 (6 classes)

  • Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Barcode: 297714

Session 2: Tuesday June 6, 13, 20, 27 and July 4, 11 (6 classes)

  • Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Barcode: 297715

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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 April 27, and May 4, 11, 18, 25 and June 1
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
  • Age: 18+
  • Markham Resident Cost: $226
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $236
  • Barcode: 297828

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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 April 27, and May 4, 11, 18, 25 and June 1 (6 classes)

  • Time: 10:00am-12:30pm
  • Barcode: 297812

Session 2: Thursday April 27, and May 4, 11, 18, 25 and June 1(6 classes)

  • Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm
  • Barcode: 297813

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Workshops

Flower Pot Workshop  

Make your flowers shine in your own handmade ceramic flower pot. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon  in our Pottery studio taught by our professional instructors. Includes all supplies and firing.

  • Date: Saturday, April 8 
  • Time:  2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Markham Resident Cost: $50.85
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $60.85
  • Age: 18+
  • Barcode: 299136

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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: Saturday, April 22

  • Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Markham Resident Cost: $33.90
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $43.90
  • Age: 18+
  • Barcode: 297825

Session 2 : Saturday, April 22

  • Time:  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Markham Resident Cost: $33.90
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $43.90
  • Age: 18+
  • Barcode: 297825

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Herb Garden Markers Workshop

Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. Add a special touch to your herb garden this spring with your own handmade ceramic markers. Take a moment to unwind in our relaxing pottery studio while learning from our professional pottery instructors. Includes all supplies to make 6 stakes and firing.

  • Date: Friday, May 12
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Markham Resident Cost: $45.20
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $55.20
  • Age: 18+
  • Barcode: 299151

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Skill Building – Surface Design Workshop 

Decorate tiles with your own unique patterns and designs with a variety of colours, textures and techniques. From Sgrafitto to stencils, this workshop has it all! Includes all supplies and firing costs.

  • Date: Friday, May 26
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Markham Resident Cost: $45.20
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $55.20
  • Age: 18+
  • Barcode: 299135

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Museum Pottery - Coil Pots Skill Building Workshop

For any skill level, this fun and informative Pottery workshop will teach you the art of coil-building. Our professional instructors will teach you how to make your own unique pottery in a relaxed environment. Includes all supplies and firing costs.

  • Date: Friday, June 23
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Markham Resident Cost: $45.20
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $55.20
  • Age: 18+
  • Barcode: 299134

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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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