Adult Programs

Adult (18 and up) Public Programs/Workshops

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.

  • Ages: 16+
  • Cost: $310.75
Session 1

Dates: Thursday, November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12th

  • Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Barcode: 351348
Session 2

Dates: Tuesday, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10th

  • Time: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Barcode: 351350

Session 3

Dates: Thursday, January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20th 

  • Time: 1:00 PM -3:30 PM
  • Barcode: 356993

Session 4

Dates: Thursday, January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20th

  • Time: 7:00 PM -9:30 PM
  • Barcode: 356994

Session 5

Dates: Thursday, February 27, March 5, 12, 26, April 2, 9

  • Time: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Barcode: 356996

Session 6

Dates: Thursday, February 27, March 5, 12, 26, April 2, 9

  • Time: 7:00 PM -9:30 PM
  • Barcode: 356995



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. This is the perfect class for beginners and those looking to build their skills. Includes all supplies and firing.

  • Ages: 16+
  • Cost: $248.60

Session 1

Dates: Tuesdays, September, 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15th 

  • Time: 7 PM – 9 PM
  • Barcode: 351351

Session 2

Dates: Tuesdays, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10th

  • Time: 7 PM – 9 PM
  • Barcode: 351352

Session 3

Dates:  Tuesday, January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18th

  • Time: 1-3pm
  • Barcode: 356999

Session 4

Dates:  Tuesday, January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18th

  • Time: 7-9pm
  • Barcode: 357000

Session 5

Dates:  Tuesday, February 25, March 3, 10, 24, 31st, April 7

  • Time: 1-3pm
  • Barcode:  357001

Session 6

Dates: Tuesday February 25, March 3, 10, 24, 31st, April 7 

  • Time: 7-9pm
  • Barcode: 357002



Museum Pottery: Hand Building Open Studio Time

This 2-hour program is for students who have intermediate to advanced pottery skills in hand-building ONLY.  There will be no formal instruction given during the Open Studio time.   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.

  • Ages: 18+ (maximum enrollment: 4)
  • Cost: $169.50
Session 1

Dates: Thursday, November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12

  • Time: 7 PM – 9 PM
  • Barcode: 351420
Session 2

Dates: Tuesday, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10

  • Time: 1 PM – 3 PM
  • Barcode: Cancelled due to low enrolment

Session 3

Dates: Thursday, January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20 

  • Time: 1:00 PM -3:00 PM
  • Barcode: 357040

Session 4

Dates: Thursday, January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20

  • Time: 7:00 PM -9:00 PM
  • Barcode: 357041

Session 5

Dates: Thursday, February 27, March 5, 12, 26, April 2, 9

  • Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Barcode: 357042

Session 6

Dates:  Thursday, February 27, March 5, 12, 26, April 2, 9

  • Time: 7:00 PM -9:00 PM
  • Barcode:  357043



Museum Pottery – Pottery “Me” Time - Free Time Workshop

Spend some quality “ME” time in our pottery studio this winter! Each participant will receive a piece of clay and 2 hours of free building time. Come with your holiday themes or Pinterest ideas and our instructor will help by demonstrating a variety of hand-building techniques and assist you with your unique pottery creations. Price includes up to 2 lbs of clay, supplies, glazes and firing.

  • Ages: 18+
  • Cost: $45.20

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019

  • Time: 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Barcode: 351435

Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020

  • Time: 4 PM - 6 PM
  • Barcode: 357008


Museum Pottery – “Get Centered” Wheel Throwing Workshop

‘Get centered’ this season in 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. 

  • Ages: 18+
  • Cost: $45.20

Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019

  • Time: 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Barcode: 351355

Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020

  • Time: 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Barcode: 357003


Museum Pottery: Valentine’s Date

Come and Celebrate Valentine’s Day with us! Couples, singles and friends are welcome to join us at The Markham Museum!  Our 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: Friday, February 14th 2019

  • Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Age: 18+
  • Cost: $ 67.80
  • Barcode: 357003