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Adult Programs

Adult (18+) Public Programs at Markham Museum

  • Fall Programs for Adults 2017
    • Museum – Introduction to Pottery 
    • Intermediate Hand-building  
    • Museum – Pottery Wheel Throwing 
    • Get Centered (Adult)
    • Lovely Leaves Napkin Rings (Adult)
    • Nature Print Vases (Adult)
    • Holiday Tree Lantern (Adult) 

Summer 2017 * Registration now open!

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 Sept 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24 (6 classes) 

    • Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    • Barcode: 305880

    Session 2: Tuesday, November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12 (6 classes)

    • Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    • Barcode: 305881

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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 October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9 (6 classes)
    • Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
    • Age: 18+
    • Markham Resident Cost: $226
    • Non Markham Resident Cost: $236
    • Barcode: 305885

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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 October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9 (6 classes)

      • Time: 10:00 AM -12:30 PM
      • Barcode: 305886

      Session 2: Thursday October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9 (6 classes)

      • Time: 7:00 PM -9:30 PM
      • Barcode: 305887

      Session 3: Thursday November 23, 30, December 7, 14, 21, 28 (6 classes)

      • Time: 10:00 AM -12:30 PM
      • Barcode: 305888

      Session 4:  Thursday November 23, 30, December 7, 14, 21, 28 (6 classes)

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

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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: Friday, September 8, 2017
      • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
      • Age: 18+
      • Markham Resident Cost: $33.90
      • Non Markham Resident Cost: $43.90
      • Barcode: 306797

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      Lovely Leaves Napkin Rings (Adult)

      Impress your guests this Thanksgiving with your own handmade set of napkin rings, imprinted with leaves found right on our beautiful Museum grounds! This is one project you will want to use year after year! Includes all supplies and firing for eight napkin rings.

      • Date: Friday, September 29, 2017
      • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
      • Age: 18+
      • Markham Resident Cost: $45.20
      • Non Markham Resident Cost: $55.20
      • Barcode: CANCELLED due to low registration

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      Nature Print Vases (Adult)

      Create a stunning vase imprinted with nature found right on our beautiful Museum grounds! Our professional pottery instructors will guide you step by step in a fun and relaxing environment. Includes all supplies and firing for one vase. 

      • Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
      • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
      • Age: 18+
      • Markham Resident Cost: $45.20
      • Non Markham Resident Cost: $55.20
      • Barcode: 306796

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      Holiday Tree Lantern (Adult)

      This is the perfect, sparkling addition to your home this holiday season! Follow along with our professional pottery instructors to create your own Holiday Tree Lantern, and decorate with a variety of textures and colours. Includes all supplies and firing for one lantern. 

      • Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017
      • Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
      • Age: 18+
      • Markham Resident Cost: $45.20
      • Non Markham Resident Cost: $55.20
      • Barcode: 306849

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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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