Adult students experience a warm, congenial and supportive environment to learn and create in. The large roster of programs are designed to allow each individual to advance at his or her own pace. Each class offers a nice balance between challenging, fun, creative, and skill-based approaches. We believe working with professional instructors who are practicing artists helps to inspire students and ensures that the latest studio approaches are being taught.
Small class sizes allow for plenty of one-on-one attention, guidance and critique. The School fosters a real sense of community where both novice and advanced students can find programs that enhance their individual styles of learning.
Students are given various opportunities to display their work both at the School and at outside venues like galleries and restaurants. Our online gallery, Facebook page and Flickr page allows adults to showcase their work to a wider audience.
Students are responsible for purchasing their own materials for their class unless otherwise stated.
Ceramic Sculpture (Beginner-Intermediate)
with Audrey Mah
This program is designed for beginners as well as those wanting to reconnect with clay and who want to learn the fundamentals of making pottery. Discover the stress-relieving qualities this tactile medium has on your well being. Students working in stoneware are exposed to basic hand building techniques, such as slab, coil, pinch, plus press molding, slip casting and sculpting. Along with clay building, emphasis will also be on surface treatment. The class will be encouraged to experiment with exciting glaze combinations on both functional and sculptural pieces. An understanding of form and surface will be developed through an awareness of historic and contemporary ceramic work. Lastly, participants will learn the basics of wheel throwing where you will centre, open, pull up the walls to create a basic cylinder and eventually bowls, etc. Students will develop pottery skills and become confident with the various techniques. Suitable for beginners and those who need a refresher. Materials & firings included.
11823 – Thursdays 12:30-3:30 PM
Spring: $445.00 + HST
Ceramic Sculpture (Intermediate-Advanced)
with Audrey Mah
This course addresses the needs of students with previous clay experience whose goals are to refine their creations by extending their knowledge and expanding on their skills. Specific lessons will be provided in modeling, slab construction, press molding, slip casting, extruding and various surface applications through image transfer, wax resist, slip trailing, sgraffito, carving and glazing. Participants will also have access to wheel throwing. The class will be working with stoneware and slip casting in porcelain. Students desiring to develop their own style have assistance from a professional potter. Their individual requirements, practical solutions for construction, and firing of their projects will be met in the class. Materials & firings included.
11820 – Thursdays 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Spring: $445.00 + HSTRegister
Creating with Clay
with Audrey Mah
In this introductory program, students will learn the basics of working with clay, explore the materials and tools and learn how to create successful pieces of art with this satisfying medium. Students will also have the opportunity to try their hand at working on the potter’s wheel, as well as learning hand building and glazing techniques. A variety of ideas for creating and decorating clay will be introduced and explored. Absolute beginners and returning students are welcome. Materials & firings included.
11841 – Tuesdays 6:45-9:15 PM
Spring: $390.00 + HST
Mixed Media Explorations
with Sandra Tarantino
Discover a variety of art materials while you explore and find your own personal artistic vision. This course will focus on different materials and projects each term, referring to diverse artistic styles and periods from Modern to Contemporary Art. Students will discover new ways of creating through experimentation with painting, collage, image transfer, sculpture, ceramic and more using individual inspirations to create unique works. The program is perfect for the absolute beginner or those who have been creating at a more advanced level. Some materials will be provided. Material list also provided.
11889 – Fridays 12:30-3:30 PM
Spring: $405.00 + HST
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