Arrowsmith Potters' Guild

Classes


600 Alberni Hwy
Parksville, BC
V9P 2C9
Canada

(250) 954-1872

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Our 2018 ADULT SPRING CLASS SCHEDULE is HERE.

Beginners/Refresher Classes

   

CLASSES and WORKSHOPS

Day or Evening, Handbuilding or Throwing Classes now posted for the Spring schedule. A $25 deposit will hold your seat in any class or workshop. Go into the Train Station Pottery Shop during open hours or register by phone.

The Studio is available, free of additional fees, for students to come in during open hours, when other classes are not in session, to practice for the duration of their class.

Membership pays ~ Many classes and Guild sponsored events are discounted for Guild Members.

How about a gift certificate for that clay enthusiast?

Want to just try clay and see how you like it? We can schedule a time for you to try a bit of wheel throwing and handbuilding to see which you would like to pursue further. TRY IT!!! YOU'LL LIKE IT!!!

Birthday parties, parent & child time, homeschoolers, family or corporate events. Talk to us about scheduling sessions for your group.



Class

Dates and Time

POTTERY CLASSES
Handbuilding or Wheel Throwing

Start Dates in Feb, March, April, May, Sept and some summer listings. Kids classes or Adults.
 Once or twice weekly
 Evenings 6-9pm or Daytime Mornings or Afternoons. Some Saturday Classes as well! Check out the schedules.
 

Phone the Train Station Pottery Shop for registration. See information below for more details.
 

 
POTTERY DECORATING  By Appointment
 Morning or Afternoon Sessions available
 
PARENT & CHILD CLAY PLAY TIME  By Appointment
 1-2 hour session.
 Birthday Parties can be arranged

 



 ***Although we like to encourage an interest in clay, our group sessions are arranged only on request. We try to accommodate as many as possible, but can only schedule special groups if an instructor is available for the event....***



Handbuilding - Mixed Skill Level : 6 sessions
Min.3 - Max.6 students
Fees and Supplies:
$135 - Clay, bisque and glaze firing of class projects included.

Tools Required: sharp knife (exacto), dense sponges, rubber scraper, serrated scraper (plastic comb, etc.), small paint brush for slip, apron, hand towel, bucket for water. Tool kits can be purchased a tht Train Station Pottery Shop. These classes offer instruction in coiling, slab building, pinch pot making and several decorating methods. If enthusiasm takes hold and students want to make additional items, they can buy clay through the Guild.
A Raku firing day may be included in the schedule for an additional fee of $5 per student, payable on the firing day.

Throwing - Beginners/Refresher/Intermediate Skill Level :
8 sessions ... Min.3 - Max.6 students
Fees and Supplies:
$180 - Clay, bisque and glaze firings included.

Tools Required: Students must have their own tools, hand towel, and ice cream bucket for water. Tools may be available from the Train Station Pottery Shop for a small fee or purchased from the VI Pottery Supply. These are hands-on classes, focusing on centering clay, throwing simple forms like cylinders and bowls, while developing good throwing habits. Additional clay may be purchased through the Guild.

POTTERY DECORATING - Mixed Skill Level :
One 1-2 hour session ...
Fees and Supplies:
Decorate a mug, small bowl or small plate. Base fee $30 includes one item. Additional item fees range from $10 - $15- all tools and supplies needed to finish your chosen item(s) and the finishing glaze firing are included.

No Experience necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Appropriate clothing should be worn. All supplies are provided. Instructors will assist you to complete personalized mug/bowl/plate and/or other items.
Items will be ready to be picked up in approximately 2 weeks.
***Phone to schedule your group. There are no additional registration fees.***

PARENT & CHILD CLAY PLAY TIME - BIRTHDAY PARTIES - Mixed Skill Level :
One 1-2 hour session ...
Fees and Supplies:
$40 for one parent with one child. Each additional child is $20 per child. All supplies are provided. Instructor will assist you and your child to each build an item from wet clay and decorate it with underglaze colours. The instructor will clear glaze and fire the pieces, when they are dried, ready for functional use.

No Experience necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Appropriate clothing should be worn. All materials, clay, tools and instructon are provided.
Items will be ready to be picked up in approximately 2-3 weeks to accommodate drying and firing time.
***Phone to schedule your group. There are no additional registration fees.***

DIVA NIGHT - - Mixed Skill Level :
One 2-3 hour session ...
Fees and Supplies:
$40 per person. All clay supplies and tools are provided. Instructor will assist you in hand building an item from wet clay, and decorate it with underglazes and/or texture only. The instructor will clear glaze and fire the pieces when they are dried, ready for functional use.

No Experience necessary. Bring your own refreshments. Appropriate clothing should be worn. All materials, clay, tools and instructon are provided.
Items will be ready to be picked up in approximately 2-3 weeks to accommodate drying and firing times.
***Phone to schedule your group. There are no additional registration fees.***

    Keep checking in for more details.

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