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Adult Classes

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Jan
Mar
07
04
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wheel Throwing and Surface Decoration: Gardiner Collections

Learn the basics of wheel throwing and decoration techniques inspired by the pieces in the Museum's collections....

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Jan
Mar
07
04
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Wheel Throwing: Gardiner Collections (Beginner)

Students will take inspiration from wheel-thrown works in the Museum's permanent collection to create functional and sculptural pieces with earthenware clay and glazes....

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January
08
29
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Bowls, Bowls, Bowls

Make serving bowls, wobbly bowls, nesting bowls, soup bowls, or any other type of bowl that you can think of!...

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Jan
Mar
09
06
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Stoneware (Beginner)

This program is designed for beginners who want to learn the fundamentals of making pottery and those looking to reconnect with clay. Working in stoneware, students are exposed to basic hand-building, wheel-throwing, and decoration techniques....

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Jan
Mar
09
06
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Hand Building and Wheel Throwing Combo: Gardiner Collections

Inspired by the Gardiner Museum's permanent collections, students will learn wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques, as well as glazing, texturing, and more!...

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Jan
Mar
09
06
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

No Pressure – Just Throw!

Learn to the basics of wheel throwing while not worrying about the final product. The goal of our "No Pressure" workshops is to give everyone a chance to learn basic pottery techniques, connect with others, and enjoy the process!...

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Jan
Feb
10
28
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Wheel Throwing Basics (Beginner)

Learn the fundamentals of wheel throwing to create functional and sculptural pieces with earthenware clay and glazes....

Details

Sold Out


Jan
Feb
10
28
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Hand Building Basics: Gardiner Collections

Taking inspiration from Gardiner Collections, students will learn the fundamentals of hand building and explore a wide range of techniques, including pinch and coiled pots, slipping and scoring, and reliefs....

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Jan
Feb
10
28
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Wheel Throwing: Next Steps (Intermediate to Advanced)

Want to take your wheel throwing skills to the next level? Students will learn intermediate to advanced wheel-throwing techniques and new ways to mix and apply glazes....

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January
10
31
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hand Building Basics

Participants will learn the fundamentals of hand building with clay. Students will use the first three classes to experiment and hone important hand building skills build while working on a specific project. The final class will be dedicated to glazing....

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Jan
Mar
11
01
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Stoneware (Intermediate to Advanced)

This course is designed for students who have experience hand building and wheel throwing with stoneware clay and are looking to move beyond the basics....

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Jan
Mar
11
01
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

No Pressure – Just Build!

Learn to the basics of  hand building while not worrying about the final product. The goal of our "No Pressure" workshops is to give everyone a chance to learn basic pottery techniques, connect with others, and enjoy the process!...

Details

Jan
Mar
11
01
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hand Building

Students will learn the fundamentals of hand building, exploring sculpting, slab building, and coiling, as well as surface decoration and glazing techniques....

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Jan
Feb
11
01
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Special Exhibition Class: Housewarming

Inspired by our major fall exhibition, Karine Giboulo: Housewarming, students will engage with the themes of the exhibition and learn new hand-building techniques....

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Jan
Mar
12
02
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Decorative Pot: Form and Surface

Students will learn the basics of wheel throwing as well as a variety of decoration techniques....

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Jan
Mar
12
02
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hand Building and Wheel Throwing Combo

Learn the basics of hand building and wheel throwing and experiment using earthenware clay and glazes....

Details

Sold Out


Jan
Mar
13
03
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Wheel Throwing Basics (Beginner)

Learn the fundamentals of wheel throwing to create functional and sculptural pieces with earthenware clay and glazes....

Details

Sold Out


February
07
28
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hand Building Basics

Participants will learn the fundamentals of hand building with clay. Students will use the first three classes to experiment and hone important hand building skills build while working on a specific project. The final class will be dedicated to glazing....

Details

Feb
Mar
08
01
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Special Exhibition Class: Housewarming

Inspired by our major fall exhibition, Karine Giboulo: Housewarming, students will engage with the themes of the exhibition and learn new hand-building techniques....

Details

March
28
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Miniature Figure Making with Karine Giboulo

Our miniature figure making workshops with artist Karine Giboulo are back by popular demand! Discover the versatility of working with polymer clay and express your own creativity in response to the themes in the special exhibition "Karine Giboulo: Housewarming."...

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March
29
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Miniature Figure Making with Karine Giboulo

Our miniature figure making workshops with artist Karine Giboulo are back by popular demand! Discover the versatility of working with polymer clay and express your own creativity in response to the themes in the special exhibition "Karine Giboulo: Housewarming."...

Details

March
29
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Miniature Figure Making with Karine Giboulo

Our miniature figure making workshops with artist Karine Giboulo are back by popular demand! Discover the versatility of working with polymer clay and express your own creativity in response to the themes in the special exhibition "Karine Giboulo: Housewarming."...

Details

April
13
27
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Making It Mini with Roxanne Brathwaite

Join Roxanne Brathwaite, Toronto-based miniaturist and contestant from Season 1 of CBC Gem's “Best In Miniature", for a series of three workshops in which participants will progressively develop skills and techniques to build their own miniature suite by repurposing everyday...

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