May // June Wheel Throwing Courses
***REGISTRATION FOR GENERAL PUBLIC GOES LIVE ON MARCH 13TH, 9AM***
Pre-Registration is available to students who have previously taken a 6-8 week course with us.
Beginner Class: Beginners will learn the ancient art of wheel throwing on the Potter's Wheel. Basic skills are established, including wedging, centering, throwing, trimming, and glazing. Focus is centered on beautiful and thoughtful making. How can you efficiently and effortlessly throw pottery? You will learn in this class, with only 7 other peers to ensure one on one instruction and expedite the learning curve.
Beginner Plus Class: You've taken at least one 6 week session within the past couple months, and you know a bit of the basics. Usually students will take 1-2 Beginner Courses before moving onto a BEGINNER PLUS Course.
Design & Altered Wheel: Previous experience required, minimum of 2 x 6 week Courses. Dinnerware Design meets Thrown and Altered Forms. Thoughtfully design a set of Dinnerware; or focus on a particular object or two's composition, appearance and functionality. Employ the process of altering forms to level up your practice. This course will push your conceptual understanding of making, while thoughtfully considering our responsibility as artists.
Intermediate Class: Previous experience required, minimum of 2 x 6 week Courses. You must be able to wedge, center and throw a cylinder confidently. Take your practise to the next level. Focus is centered on beautiful and thoughtful making. How can you efficiently and effortlessly throw pottery? You will learn in this class, with only 7 other peers to ensure one on one instruction and expediate the learning curve. We move quickly through a lot of content so you must be able to pull up and throw a cylinder confidently.
Handbuilding Class: Before there was a wheel, pottery still existed. Handbuilding is the oldest form of ceramics. Crafting sculptures and vessels by hand, this course goes over basic skills working with clay. Want to take it to the next level? Classes are mixed level which allows you to develop your skills. Upon request you will be taught how to use the Slab Roller and Extruder! Take your wheel throwing to the next level with essential material understanding established in this Handbuilding course.
$10 from the purchase of every course goes towards our Community Outreach Program.
Clay must be purchased from us for the Course (no outside clay is allowed;) information will be provided in the Welcome email, which will be sent a few days before the Class start date. Some tools may be available at the studio on a first come first serve basis, but Students are required to purchase a tool kit from us or bring their own. Glazing is included in the Course in Week 8, and may also be booked at your convenience during/after the course in one of our Glazing Workshops $20+tx. No instruction on making objects (using the wheel or hand-building) will be provided in Week 8, but you are welcome to use this time to work on your projects solo if you have nothing to glaze.
Once you take a Course with us, you are able to attend into Drop In's (fee not included in the course) after attending two classes of the Course. If you wish to continue attending Drop In's after the Course is over, a Membership is required. If you are currently enrolled in a Course a Membership is not needed to attend Drop In's, fees applicable.
Please note classes are non-refundable. We will try our best to re-sell your spot in the class if you contact us at least 4 business days prior to class starting. If we're able to fill the spot, we will refund you, minus a $50 administration fee. You may transfer your spot to a friend of relevant experience at no cost, please email us to inform us of this prior to the Class start.
Please ensure you can make all 8 sessions in the course. We do not guarantee that you'll be able to make up any missed classes.
All classes and workshops are 18+