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Adult Programs

Adult (18+) Public Programs at Markham Museum

Winter 2018

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, January 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6

  • Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Barcode: 312600

Session 2: Sunday, February 4, 11, 25, March 4, 11, 18 (No class on Feb 18 due to the Family Day long weekend)

  • Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Barcode: 312601

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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.

  • Date: Thursday, January 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1 (6 classes)
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
  • Age: 18+
  • Markham Resident Cost: $226
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $236
  • Barcode: 312604

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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

Fall Session 1: Thursday November 23, 30, December 7, 14, 21, 28 (6 classes)

  • Time: 10:00 AM -12:30 PM
  • Barcode: Cancelled due to low enrolment

Fall Session 2:  Thursday November 23, 30, December 7, 14, 21, 28 (6 classes)

  • Time: 7:00 PM -9:30 PM
  • Barcode: 305889

Winter Session 1: Thursday, January 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15

  • Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.   
  • Barcode: 312605

Winter Session 2: Thursday, February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

  • Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Barcode: 312606

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Workshops

Get Centered (Adult)

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 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, January 20, 2018
  • Barcode: Cancelled due to low enrolment

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Valentines Date 

Go ahead, get a little dirty! Couples, singles, and friends are welcome to join us at The Markham Museum for a pre-dinner afternoon of fun, romance and hand building. Our skilled instructors will teach you how to make Candy Heart dishes or you are free to make your own creations. Price is for 2 adults. Includes all supplies and firing.

  •  Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
  • Time:  5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $60.00 + HST
  • Barcode: Cancelled due to low enrolment.

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Succulent Pots

Bring some green back into your life this winter with these sweet succulent pots. Design, shape and decorate to create your own unique pot that will look great on your windowsill for years to come! Includes all supplies and firing for one succulent pot.

  • Date: Friday, March 23, 2018
  • Time:  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $40.00 + HST
  • Barcode: 312660

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Whimsical Wine Stoppers

Put a cork in it! A beautiful cork that is, designed and created by you! These wine stoppers are the perfect way to keep your favourite bottle of wine fresh while adding a bit of whimsy to your dinner table. Our professional pottery instructor will teach you how to sculpt and decorate your unique creation in our fun and relaxing pottery studio. Includes all supplies and firing for four wine stoppers.

  • Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Time:  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $40.00 + HST
  • Barcode: 312661

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Spring 2018 - Registration starts February 13

“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 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, May 12
  • Barcode: 318514
  • Time:  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $45.20
  • Age: 18+

 

Flower Print Coasters

Add a touch of spring to your table with these elegant flower printed coasters. Use real flowers and leaves to create unique patterns and decorate with our colourful glazes. Our pottery instructor will guide you step-by-step to create your own set of coasters that can be used all year round. Includes all supplies and firing for 6 coasters.

  • Date: Friday, May 25
  • Barcode: 318903
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $45.20
  • Age: 18+

 

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: 318905
  • Time:  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $45.20
  • Age: 18+

 

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.

  • Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Cost $248.60
  • Session 1: Tuesday, April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15
  • Barcode:  318531
  • Session 2: Tuesday May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Barcode: 318532

 

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.

  • Date: Thursday, April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17
  • Barcode: 318538
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Cost $248.60

 

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.

  • Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.   
  • Cost $310.75
  • Session 1: Thursday, April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17
  • Barcode: 318545
  • Session 2: Thursday May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Barcode: 318546
 



Registration Information

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

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