Why take pottery classes?
Pottery classes are a great way to home-in on your creative skills and our students are often impressed by how quickly and easily they take to the pottery wheel. Taking a ceramics course is also a great way to make new friends, build artistic confidence, and provides a calming outlet for those of us with hectic lifestyles.
Whether you’re looking to take beginner pottery classes or advance your established ceramics knowledge, we’re confident that you’ll find the pottery class for you at the West End Community Centre.
Beg/Int Pottery: Throwing
Learn to make wonderful ceramic pieces that are functional or decorative. We will develop the basic techniques used to form pottery on the wheel including wedging, centering and pulling up cylinders. Students will learn to make mugs, bowls, plates, and related objects and will finish them with a food safe glaze. Clay not included. Clay must be purchased from the instructor during the first class. No Class Oct 8, Nov 12.
Instructor: Stephen McGroty (Mon), Estelle Liebenberg (Tue AM) Charmian Nimmo (Tue:PM) Jesselin T’Kenye (Wed/Thu)
Mon Jan 7-Mar 18 6:45-9:45pm
196269 $205/10 sess
Tue Jan 8-Mar 12 11:00am-2:00pm
196338 $205/10 sess
Tue Jan 8-Mar 12 6:45-9:45pm
196604 $205/10 sess
Wed Jan 9-Mar 13 6:45-9:45pm
196683 $205/10 sess
Thu Jan 10-Mar 14 6:45-9:45pm
196703 $205/10 sess
Pottery Throwing and Handbuilding
Learn about the world of ceramics through the use of both the wheel and hand-building techniques to create diverse knowledge. Classes will begin with demos more focused on functional ware. By the end of the course, projects will be self-directed with guidance and support from the instructor. Students will also learn how to glaze as well as paint their finished products. Clay not included in the cost. Clay can be purchased from the instructor during the first class.
Instructor: Jesselin T’Kenye
Fri Jan 11-Mar 15 9:30-11:30am
196725 $136/10 sess
The Pottery Studio will be open for
current pottery students (beginners
welcome) to complete unfinished
work from their class. This drop-in
time is non-instructional.
Sat Apr 7-Jun 30 9:00am-1:00pm