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 foodsafe glaze. Clay not included. Clay must be purchased from instructor during the first class. No Class Oct 14, Nov 11
Instructor: Stephen McGroty (Mon), Estelle Liebenberg (Tue AM) Charmian Nimmo (Tue:PM) Jesselin T’Kenye (Wed/Thu)
Mon Sep 16-Dec 2 6:45-9:45pm
236263 $210/10 sess
Tue Sep 17-Nov 19 11:00am-2:00pm
236293 $210/10 sess
Tue Sep 17-Nov 19 6:45-9:45pm
237337 $210/10 sess
Wed Sep 18-Nov 20 6:45-9:45pm
237346 $210/10 sess
Thu Sep 19-Nov 21 6:45-9:45pm
237349 $210/10 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 instructor. Students will also learn how to glaze as well as paint their finished products. Clay not included in cost. Clay can be purchased from the instructor during the first class. CHILDMINDING AVAILABLE.
Instructor: Jesselin T’Kenye
Fri Sep 20-Nov 22 9:30-11:30am
237504 $140/10 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 Sep’ 7-Dec 21 9:00am-1:00pm