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Adult Programs

Adult Pottery Programs Fall 2018 

Museum Pottery - “Get Centered” Wheel Throwing

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

  • Age: 18+
  • Cost: $45.20

Session 1: Sunday, November 18

  • Time:  4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Barcode: 329218

Session 2: Tuesday, December 11

  • Time:  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Barcode: 329219

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Museum Pottery - Snowflake Lantern Workshop

As the days get shorter and the nights longer, we all need to have more light around us.  Get ready to snuggle in for the cold winter with the warm light from your very own Snowflake Lantern.  Why not try your hand at clay and make your own beautiful, unique lantern in our beautiful pottery studio.  Our professional instructor will teach you all the basic techniques of hand-building to create that special one of a kind snowflake lantern.  Includes all supplies and firing.

Date: Thursday, December 13

  • Age: 18+
  • Cost: $45.20
  • Time:  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Barcode: 329244

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Museum Pottery - Winter Wonderland Ornament Workshop

Create a set of 12 ornaments that are great for decorating for the holiday season.  Keep them as a family treasure or give as holiday gifts. Use winter & holiday themed patterns, stamps and colour to create your own individual ornaments. This project is something that you can bring out year after year.  Includes all supplies and firing.

Date: Tuesday, December 18

  • Ages: 18+
  • Cost: $45.20
  • Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Barcode: 329245

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Pottery Programs Winter 2019

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. With the guidance of our professional artist instructor, explore methods of hand building such as sculpting, surface decoration, slab building and coiling. Participants have the opportunity to try the pottery wheel.  Complete a variety of projects such as bowls, mugs and vases while mastering basic pottery techniques. The perfect class for beginners and those looking to build their skills. Includes all supplies and firing.

  • Age: 16+
  • Cost: $248.60

Dates: Sundays, January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 24, March 3

  • Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Barcode: 333632

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Museum Pottery – Wheel Throwing 

Learn how to throw on the pottery wheel! Techniques include centering, creating different forms such as bowls, plates, vases and mugs. We also explore sculptural elements, handle making, surface decoration and glazing techniques. No experience required. Includes all supplies and firing.

  • Age: 16+
  • Cost: $310.75

Session 1: Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12  

  • Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Barcode: 333789

Session 2: Thursdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14

  • Time: 7:00 PM -9:30 PM
  • Barcode: 333790

Session 3: Tuesdays, February 19, 26, March 5, 19, 26, April 2 (No class on March 12 due to March Break)

  • Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Barcode: 333791

Session 4: Thursdays – February 21, 28, March 7, 21, 28, April 4 (No class on March 14 due to March Break)

  • Time: 7:00 PM -9:30 PM
  • Barcode: 333792

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Museum Pottery – Hand Building

This course is designed to for students to learn and develop their hand built pottery skills.  This class is geared towards the beginner, intermediate and advanced hand builder.  Techniques such as slab building, coil pots, and pinch pots will be taught and expanded, to teach students how to create more detailed and complicated forms and intricate decorative design. Includes all supplies and firing costs.

  • Age: 16+
  • Cost: $248.60

Dates: Thursdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14

  • Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Barcode: 335066

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Museum – Open Studio

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.

  • Age: 18+
  • Cost: $169.50

Session 1: Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13

  • Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Barcode: 333634

Session 2: Thursdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31 Feb 7, 14

  • Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Barcode: 335247

Session 3: Wednesdays, February 20, 27, March 6, 20, 27, April 3 (No class March 13 due to March Break)

  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Barcode: 333635

Session 4: Thursdays, February 21, 28, March 7, 21, 28, April 4 (No class March 12 due to March Break)

  • Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Barcode: 335248

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