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Adult Programs

Adult (18+) Public Programs at Markham Museum

Classes

Pottery Programs Fall 2018

Fall Registration starts August 14th. 

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.

Session 1: Wednesday, October 17, 24, (no Class on October 31st), November 7, 14, 21, 28.

  • Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Cost: $169.50
  • Age: 18+
  • Barcode: 333064

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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: 18+
  • Cost: $248.60

Session 1: Tuesdays – October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13 20

  • Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Barcode: 329226

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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.

  • Age: 18+
  • Cost:  $248.60 

Session 1: Thursdays - September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4 & 11

  • Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
  • Barcode: 329209

Session 2: Thursdays – October 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22

  • Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
  • Barcode: 329212

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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: 18+
  • Cost: $310.75

Session 1: Tuesday – October2 & 9

  • Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Barcode: 329214

Session 2: Thursdays - October 4 & 11

  • Time: 7:00 PM -9:30 PM
  • Barcode: 329215

Session 3: Tuesday – October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20

  • Time 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Barcode: 329216

Session 4: Thursdays – October 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22

  • Time: 7:00 PM -9:30 PM
  • Barcode: 329217

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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 - Knitting Bowl Workshop

Winter is coming.  Knit Faster!!!  Get ready to snuggle in for the changing colours, the cooling temperatures and take out all the knitting supplies.  What’s that?  You need a new knitting bowl that is uniquely your own, maybe a gift for that special knitting genius?  Why not make one 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 knitting bowl.  Includes all supplies and firing.

  • Age: 18+
  • Cost: $45.20

Session 1: Saturday September 8

  • Time:  4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Barcode: 329242

Session 2: Saturday November 3 

  • Time:  4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Barcode: 329243

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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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Registration Information

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

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