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 2021 Courses and Workshops 

One Night On The Wheel

Fri, 6:30 PM, 2h30m

Fridays

Andree Pilon-McCullough

WHEELNIGHT

Have you wanted to try making pottery on the wheel? Here is your opportunity to enjoy one evening discovering the art of throwing clay during this 2.5 hour workshop. After the workshop our technicians will trim and fire your pieces and they will be ready for you to pick up in 2 weeks. Come and relax while experiencing the joy of clay. This workshop is open to clients 14 years and older. All materials included. $99 +HST each.

Price:

$99.00

Adult Surface Decoration

Tue, 10:00 AM, 3h

May-18 to Jun-22

Various

SURFACE.301

A 6 week workshop where each week the 3-hour class will be taught by a different artist demonstrating a different surface decoration technique. The purpose of each class is to learn that week's technique through demonstrations and by doing it yourself. The forms decorated are a byproduct of the learning experience and may not be fully resolved - please expect to explore new techniques but not necessarily perfectly finish wares. Ages 16 to Adult. All materials included

Price:

$380.00

Adult Handbuilding - Intro to Ceramics

Tue, 7:00 PM, 2h30m

May-18 to Jun-22

Steffi Acevedo

INTROCERAMICS.302

This 6 week class is the perfect introduction to ceramics; students will learn the basics of working with clay through handbuilding. The class will teach you about clay, studio safety, and a variety of handbuilding and surface decoration techniques establishing a strong foundation with the material. We recommend this class to anyone looking to get started making pottery, it is a great first class in your ceramic education. One bag of clay included. No prerequisite. Ages 16 to Adult

Price:

$300.00

Adult Open Studio

Wed, 2:00 PM, 3h

May-19 to Jun-23

James Thorne

STUDIO.301

This new 6 week class is intended for experienced artists that are looking for an opportunity to explore their own ideas and projects on the wheel. This class will be student driven with no set curriculum, but an instructor will be present for guidance. Students must have taken a class previously at Gloucester Pottery School and they must be able to center and throw unassisted.

Price:

$225.00

Adult Wheel Level 1

Wed, 10:00 AM, 2h30m

May-19 to Jun-23

Shaina Lipsey

WHEEL1.304

This course is an introductory wheel course. Class duration 2.5 hours for 6 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 to make different pot shapes. Trimming a foot onto a pot and surface decoration is covered. Recycled clay included. No prerequisite is required. Please bring an apron or old towel to protect your clothes.

Ages: 16 to adult

Price:

$300.00

Adult Wheel Level 1

Thu, 1:30 PM, 2h30m

May-20 to Jun-24

James Thorne

WHEEL1.303

This course is an introductory wheel course. Class duration 2.5 hours for 6 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 to make different pot shapes. Trimming a foot onto a pot and surface decoration is covered. Recycled clay included. No prerequisite is required. Please bring an apron or old towel to protect your clothes.

Ages: 16 to adult

Price:

$300.00

Adult Wheel Level 1 Plus

Fri, 10:00 AM, 2h30m

May-21 to Jun-25

Karen Kurtzrock

WHEEL1P.302

This course is aimed at students who have taken level 1 wheel and have a basic understanding of wheel throwing but want to focus on improving their ability to center and throw consistently. Class duration 2.5 hours for 6 consecutive weeks. The class will cover the fundamentals of wheel throwing from centering to pulling walls to trimming. Recycled clay included. Prerequisite: Level 1 wheel. Ages:16 to adult

Price:

$300.00

Teen/Adult Wheel Level 1

Sat, 10:00 AM, 2h

May-22 to Jun-26

James Thorne

TEENADULT.301

This program is especially fun for a teenager or an adult to experience the challenge and joy of the pottery wheel. The basic Level 1 program is covered with a more indepth program for the returning student. Some materials included. No prerequisite is required. Ages:12 to adult. Please bring an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes.

Price:

$260.00

Teen/Adult Wheel Level 1

Sun, 10:00 AM, 2h

May-23 to Jun-27

Andree Pilon-McCullough

TEENADULT.302

This program is especially fun for a teenager or an adult to experience the challenge and joy of the pottery wheel. The basic Level 1 program is covered with a more indepth program for the returning student. Some materials included. No prerequisite is required. Ages:12 to adult. Please bring an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes.

Price:

$260.00

Glazing: Members Only

Varies

Varies

Chantale McGrath

GLAZING

An opportunity for members to come and glaze their bisqueware. No studio time/membership fees for returning members during the months of May and June. The usual glaze firing fees will apply. Limit of 4 members at a time during each 2 hour block. All surfaces touched must be disinfected at the end of each session.

Price:

$0

Pottery Intro to Ceramics Tues 7:00pm

Tue, 7:00 PM, 2h30m

Jul-13 to Aug-17

Steffi Acevedo

INTROCERAMICS.602

This 6 week class is the perfect introduction to ceramics; students will learn the basics of working with clay through handbuilding. The class will teach you about clay, studio safety, and a variety of handbuilding and surface decoration techniques establishing a strong foundation with the material. We recommend this class to anyone looking to get started making pottery, it is a great first class in your ceramic education. One bag of clay included. No prerequisite. Ages 16 to Adult

Price:

$315.00

Pottery Wheel Level 1 Wed 7:00pm

Wed, 7:00 PM, 2h30m

Jul-14 to Aug-18

Andree Pilon-McCullough

WHEEL1.602

This course is an introductory wheel course. Class duration 2.5 hours for 6 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 to make different pot shapes. Trimming a foot onto a pot and surface decoration is covered. Recycled clay included. No prerequisite is required. Please bring an apron or old towel to protect your clothes.

Ages: 16 to adult

Price:

$315.00

Adult Handbuilding - Intro to Ceramics

Mon, 7:00 PM, 2h30m

May-17 to Jun-28 (no class May 24)

Steffi Acevedo

INTROCERAMICS.301

This 6 week class is the perfect introduction to ceramics; students will learn the basics of working with clay through handbuilding. The class will teach you about clay, studio safety, and a variety of handbuilding and surface decoration techniques establishing a strong foundation with the material. We recommend this class to anyone looking to get started making pottery, it is a great first class in your ceramic education. One bag of clay included. No prerequisite. Ages 16 to Adult

Price:

$300.00

Adult Surface Decoration

Tue, 2:00 PM, 3h

May-18 to Jun-22

Various

SURFACE.302

A 6 week workshop where each week the 3-hour class will be taught by a different artist demonstrating a different surface decoration technique. The purpose of each class is to learn that week's technique through demonstrations and by doing it yourself. The forms decorated are a byproduct of the learning experience and may not be fully resolved - please expect to explore new techniques but not necessarily perfectly finish wares. Ages 16 to Adult. All materials included

Price:

$380.00

Adult Wheel Level 1

Wed, 7:00 PM, 2h30m

May-19 to Jun-23

Andree Pilon-McCullough

WHEEL1.305

This course is an introductory wheel course. Class duration 2.5 hours for 6 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 to make different pot shapes. Trimming a foot onto a pot and surface decoration is covered. Recycled clay included. No prerequisite is required. Please bring an apron or old towel to protect your clothes.

Ages: 16 to adult

Price:

$300.00

Adult Handbuilding - Intro to Ceramics

Wed, 1:30 PM, 2h30m

May-19 to Jun-23

Kaitlyn Brennan

INTROCERAMICS.303

This 6 week class is the perfect introduction to ceramics; students will learn the basics of working with clay through handbuilding. The class will teach you about clay, studio safety, and a variety of handbuilding and surface decoration techniques establishing a strong foundation with the material. We recommend this class to anyone looking to get started making pottery, it is a great first class in your ceramic education. One bag of clay included. No prerequisite. Ages 16 to Adult

Price:

$300.00

Adult Wheel Level 1

Thu, 6:30 PM, 2h30m

May-20 to Jun-24

James Thorne

WHEEL1.302

This course is an introductory wheel course. Class duration 2.5 hours for 6 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 to make different pot shapes. Trimming a foot onto a pot and surface decoration is covered. Recycled clay included. No prerequisite is required. Please bring an apron or old towel to protect your clothes.

Ages: 16 to adult

Price:

$300.00

Adult Wheel Level 1 Plus

Thu, 7:00 PM, 2h30m

May-20 to Jun-24

Karen Kurtzrock

WHEEL1P.301

This course is aimed at students who have taken level 1 wheel and have a basic understanding of wheel throwing but want to focus on improving their ability to center and throw consistently. Class duration 2.5 hours for 6 consecutive weeks. The class will cover the fundamentals of wheel throwing from centering to pulling walls to trimming. Recycled clay included. Prerequisite: Level 1 wheel. Ages:16 to adult

Price:

$300.00

Teen/Adult Handbuilding

Sat, 2:00 PM, 2h

May-22 to Jun-26

Emma Gauthier

TEENADULTHAND.301

This program is especially fun for a teenager or an adult to experience the challenge and joy of handbuilding. Materials included. No prerequisite is required. Ages:12 to adult. Please bring an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes.

Price:

$260.00

Children's Handbuilding

Sat, 10:30 AM, 1h30m

May-22 to Jun-26

Vanessa Padilla

HANDCHILD.301B

A very exciting and enjoyable program for children learning basic handbuilding techniques. Students are encouraged to express their own creativity with each piece. Returning students are given more challenging projects and materials included. Only 6 to a class, ages 7-13 years

Price:

$190.00

Teen/Adult Wheel Level 1

Sun, 1:30 PM, 2h

May-23 to Jun-27

Andree Pilon-McCullough

TEENADULT.303

This program is especially fun for a teenager or an adult to experience the challenge and joy of the pottery wheel. The basic Level 1 program is covered with a more indepth program for the returning student. Some materials included. No prerequisite is required. Ages:12 to adult. Please bring an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes.

Price:

$260.00

Pottery Wheel Level 1 Mon 6:30pm

Mon, 6:30 PM, 2h30m

Jul-12 to Aug-23

Andree Pilon-McCullough

WHEEL1.601

This course is an introductory wheel course. Class duration 2.5 hours for 6 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 to make different pot shapes. Trimming a foot onto a pot and surface decoration is covered. Recycled clay included. No prerequisite is required. Please bring an apron or old towel to protect your clothes.

Ages: 16 to adult

Price:

$315.00

Pottery Adult Wheel Level 1.5 Tues 6:30pm

Tue, 6:30 PM, 2h30m

Jul-13 to Aug-17

Linda Taylor

WHEEL105.601

This course is aimed at students who have completed Level 1 and are able to consistently center and throw a cylinder as high as it is wide. This more advanced class will push students to make more technically difficult forms including lidded vessels, bowls and closed in forms. One bag of clay included. Prerequisite: Ability to center and pull walls up consistently, if unsure please contact the school to discuss which class is best suited to you. Ages 16 to adult.

Price:

$315.00

Pottery Wheel Level 1 Thurs 6:30pm

Thu, 6:30 PM, 2h30m

Jul-15 to Aug-19

James Thorne

WHEEL1.603

This course is an introductory wheel course. Class duration 2.5 hours for 6 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 to make different pot shapes. Trimming a foot onto a pot and surface decoration is covered. Recycled clay included. No prerequisite is required. Please bring an apron or old towel to protect your clothes.

Ages: 16 to adult

Price:

$315.00

Adult Wheel Level 1

Mon, 6:30 PM, 2h30m

May-17 to Jun-28 (no class May 24)

James Thorne

WHEEL1.301

This course is an introductory wheel course. Class duration 2.5 hours for 6 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 to make different pot shapes. Trimming a foot onto a pot and surface decoration is covered. Recycled clay included. No prerequisite is required. Please bring an apron or old towel to protect your clothes.

Ages: 16 to adult

Price:

$300.00

Adult Wheel Level 1.5

Tue, 6:30 PM, 2h30m

May-18 to Jun-22

Linda Taylor

WHEEL105.301

This course is aimed at students who have completed Level 1 and are able to consistently center and throw a cylinder as high as it is wide. This more advanced class will push students to make more technically difficult forms including lidded vessels, bowls and closed in forms. One bag of clay included. Prerequisite: Ability to center and pull walls up consistently, if unsure please contact the school to discuss which class is best suited to you. Ages 16 to adult.

Price:

$300.00

Adult Open Studio

Wed, 6:30 PM, 3h

May-19 to Jun-23

James Thorne

STUDIO.302

This new 6 week class is intended for experienced artists that are looking for an opportunity to explore their own ideas and projects on the wheel. This class will be student driven with no set curriculum, but an instructor will be present for guidance. Students must have taken a class previously at Gloucester Pottery School and they must be able to center and throw unassisted.

Price:

$225.00

Adult Handbuilding - General

Wed, 10:00 AM, 2h30m

May-19 to Jun-23

Kaitlyn Brennan

HANDBUILD.302

In this 6 week handbuilding class, the student will learn several handbuilding and surface decorating techniques. One bag of clay included. Ages 16 to Adult. Please bring an apron to protect your clothes.

Price:

$300.00

Adult Handbuilding - General

Thu, 10:00 AM, 2h30m

May-20 to Jun-24

Vanessa Villarreal

HANDBUILD.301

In this 6 week class the student will learn the basics of handbuilding for both functional and decorative ceramics. The class will experiment with different decorating styles using patterns, embellishments, and underglaze colors and slips to enhance the work. There will be a deeper tutorial in glazing and decorating techniques to enhance patterns and textures on the students work. One bag of clay included. No prerequisite. Ages 16 to Adult. Please bring an apron to protect your clothes.

Price:

$300.00

Adult Wheel Level 1.5

Fri, 9:30 AM, 2h30m

May-21 to Jun-25

Linda Taylor

WHEEL105.302

This course is aimed at students who have completed Level 1 and are able to consistently center and throw a cylinder as high as it is wide. This more advanced class will push students to make more technically difficult forms including lidded vessels, bowls and closed in forms. One bag of clay included. Prerequisite: Ability to center and pull walls up consistently, if unsure please contact the school to discuss which class is best suited to you. Ages 16 to adult.

Price:

$300.00

Teen/Adult Wheel 1.5

Sat, 1:30 PM, 2h

May-22 to Jun-26

James Thorne

TEENADULT105.301

This course is aimed at teens and adults who have completed Level 1 and wish to advance, but still require more guidance from the instructor for the full 2 hour class. The class will progress towards more advanced forms including lidded forms, bowls, sets, and closed-in forms. Prerequisite: Be able to consistently centre and throw a cylinder as high as it is wide. Ages:12 to adult. Please bring an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes.

Price:

$260.00

Children's Handbuilding

Sun, 3:30 PM, 1h30m

May-23 to Jun-27

Victoria Rodgers

HANDCHILD.302B

A very exciting and enjoyable program for children learning basic handbuilding techniques. Students are encouraged to express their own creativity with each piece. Returning students are given more challenging projects and materials included. Only 6 to a class, ages 7-13 years

Price:

$190.00

Child & Adult Handbuild (Parent & Me)

Sun, 12:30 PM, 1h30m

May-23 to Jun-27

Victoria Rodgers

PARENTME.301B

A wonderful way to share some special time in this activity with your child or grandchild. The students will learn the basic hand building techniques such as coils and pinch pots. Adults will make their own project. Cost is per person and materials are included. 6 years to adult.

Price:

$170.00

Pottery Intro to Ceramics Mon 7:00pm

Mon, 7:00 PM, 2h30m

Jul-12 to Aug-23

Steffi Acevedo

INTROCERAMICS.601

This 6 week class is the perfect introduction to ceramics; students will learn the basics of working with clay through handbuilding. The class will teach you about clay, studio safety, and a variety of handbuilding and surface decoration techniques establishing a strong foundation with the material. We recommend this class to anyone looking to get started making pottery, it is a great first class in your ceramic education. One bag of clay included. No prerequisite. Ages 16 to Adult

Price:

$315.00

Pottery Adult Wheel Level 1.5 Wed 6:30pm

Wed, 6:30 PM, 2h30m

Jul-14 to Aug-18

James Thorne

WHEEL105.602

This course is aimed at students who have completed Level 1 and are able to consistently center and throw a cylinder as high as it is wide. This more advanced class will push students to make more technically difficult forms including lidded vessels, bowls and closed in forms. One bag of clay included. Prerequisite: Ability to center and pull walls up consistently, if unsure please contact the school to discuss which class is best suited to you. Ages 16 to adult.

Price:

$315.00

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