Adult Wheel Classes

Please click here to see images of the pottery you can create in each class.


(We do not offer or substitute make-up classes)

Level 1 (in-depth) - $275

This course is an in-depth introductory wheel course. Class duration 2.5 hours for 7 consecutive weeks.  The student will cover the basic techniques for the beginner. You will first learn the art of centering the clay which will allow you make different pot shapes. Trimming a foot onto a pot and surface decoration is covered. Upwards of 6-8 pieces can be made during the course. Recylced clay included. No prerequisite is required. Ages:16 to adult

Please bring an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes.

Instructor: Sébastien Lewis

Code: WHEEL1.402

April 10 to May 22

Tuesdays: 6:30 pm - 9:00pm


Instructor: Rosemary Swan and Andrée Pilon-McCollough

Code: WHEEL1.403 

April 11 - May 23

Wednesdays: 6:30pm to 9:00pm


Instructor: Katherine King

Code: WHEEL1.404

April 12 - May 24

Thursdays: 1:30pm - 4:00pm


Instructor: Katherine King

Code: WHEEL1.405 

April 12 - May 24

Thursdays: 6:30pm to 9:00pm


Instructor: Sébastien Lewis

Code: WHEEL1.406

April 13 - May 25

Fridays: 6:30pm to 9:00pm


Level 1.5 - $275

This course is aimed at students who have completed Level 1 and wish to advance, but still require more guidance from the instructor for the full 2 1/2 hour class. The class will progress towards more advanced forms including covered forms, bowls, plates, and closed-in forms. One bag of clay included. Prerequisite: Be able to consistently center and throw a cylinder as high as it is wide. Ages:16 to adult.

Please bring an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes.

Instructor: Laraine Perderson/Marika Atfield

Code: WHEEL105.402

April 10 - May 22

Tuesdays: 6:30pm to 9:00 pm


Level 2/3 - $275

This course is for students who have completed two to three courses on the wheel and who can consistently throw a cylinder as high as it is wide. Emphasis will be placed on improving throwing skills and exploring surface decoration. One bag of clay included. Prequisite Level 1.5. 16-adult.

Please bring an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes.

Instructor: Isaac Fouchard (bilingual)

Code: WHEEL203.401B

April 12 - May 24

Thursdays: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm


Registration Telephone: 613-580-2787
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What people are saying:

"I enjoyed the class. The instructors and staff make this a wonderful experience. Thank you for having a wonderful place for creative expression" Wade Vienneau


"Super class, very informative teacher, lots of fun and I came away wanting more and to take more classes." Colleen Davis


"I have thoroughly enjoyed and especially learned so much from the 2 courses I have taken with John Ikeda. He has cajoled me to undo bad habits and opened me up to new ways to look at my avocation to pottery" Fran Dennett


"I have been using the facililties at the Shenkman Centre to continue my interests in pottery. The studio is fantastic and the staff have always been more than helpful. The classes I have taken have been extremely helpful, informative, and a lot of fun. The teachers are very interested in the development of each student" Lynda Chénier