In addition to drop-in pottery painting and glass fusing, we've been offering workshops and courses for many years. Your leaders in art are long-time creative associate Val, and owner Ron. Both leaders agree that living a creative life is essential to wellness and that life is too short to worry about the colour of your beret. However, they are serious about sharing art tips and tricks that will leave you with a "I can't believe I made that" feeling. With over a quarter century of combined experience leading adult workshops and courses, kids camps and group events, you're in good creative hands :) Pre-payment is required for all courses and workshops. Thanks!
Multiple Session Courses (keep scrolling for single day workshops)
Adult Clay Course (6 weeks)
Our six week adult clay course explores hand building techniques, pouring (molding), sculpting, wheel throwing, slab working and more. We work with your creative vision (or provide suggestions if you don't have one!) in a laid back judgement-free atmosphere. Course Fee includes all materials, firing and glazes. $210 pp + tax
Fall Session: Sept. 11, Sept. 18, Sept. 25, Oct. 16, Oct. 23, Oct. 30. SOLD OUT
Winter Session: Jan. 8, Jan. 15, Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12, ONE SPOT LEFT! Register now
Relax n Paint for Teens and Adults (4 weeks)
Using a dinner plate as a background, we'll show you how easy and relaxing "complicated" painting can be. Using your own design, prepared stencils or transfers, you can create beautiful works of art! In this 4 week course we'll explore the ins and outs of mandala design, cursive and popular lettering, zentangle and more. $150 pp + tax, includes 4 dinner plates, glazes and firing.
Session is underway for Sept/Oct.
First Class begins Tuesday Jan. 14 6:30 - 8:30 pm REGISTER HERE.
"Let's Get Ready for Winter" After School Art Program Grades 3-8
Let's get ready for winter! Parents will enjoy having personalised gifts their kids make for gift giving and the kids will have FUN! We'll be making winter themed nightlights, painting pottery ornaments, and completing a mixed media, framed, Winter Birch canvas painting. This is a condensed After School Art Program for Grades 3-8 $100.00 pp + tax.
(Our regular Eight Week Winter Program begins January 14, 2020)
Dates for Let's Get Ready for Winter: November 19, November 26, Dec. 3, Dec. 10. Please note time is from 6-7:30 pm. REGISTER HERE
"Gifts of Glass" - Adult and Teen - 4 Week Glass Fusing Course
4 weeks of glass class! With a "skip the mall, and make 'em all" mentality for the upcoming holiday season, we've put together a variety of gift-giving projects. Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:30 pm. See below for dates. Includes a lesson each evening, all materials and firing to create all of the following projects:
November 5: 8" x 8" Serving Dish
November 12: 8" x 10" Candle Shield (standing, barrel shape - pictured
November 19: Ornaments and Pendants
November 26: Customised Glass Lantern $185 pp + tax REGISTER HERE
Wellness Art Journaling for Teens and Adults (4 weeks)
It's no secret that art can contribute to wellness through creative withdrawal from the everyday stresses of life. In this four week course we'll show you the power of art journaling! Using various mixed media techniques and materials we'll show you how to incorporate art journaling into your daily life. $99 pp + tax, includes all materials and mixed media art journal.
Note: At the end of the last session, our group determined we would like to go ahead with a weekly art journaling club! Once you've completed the 4 weeks instruction, you'll automatically be invited to register for our club.
Oct. 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Nov. 20 CLASSES ARE FULL - new classes will run in January 2020, check back soon!
Single Day Workshops
All single day workshops require pre-payment. You can register online using the link provided, call us at the studio at 905-877-2224 or email us at email@example.com
Mixed Media Wall Art
Mixed Media is just that: different types of art materials assembled with a variety of tools to create a pleasing work of art. In this workshop, leader Val will show you composition basics, colour theory and layering techniques. All materials provided, just bring your creativity! Absolutely no experience is necessary to complete this project, just an open mind :)
$45 pp + tax, includes all materials and snacks.
Keep in touch! We're scheduling another Mixed Media workshop soon. You can also book a private session for groups greater than six participants.
Harry Potter(y) Night
Our annual Halloween event was sold out and a resounding success! Thanks to everyone who joined us. See you next year!
Did you miss our event? Rent our studio on a Monday or Sunday evening, at no extra charge. Minimum of 15 participants are required for a private HP party of up to 3 hours. We provide lots of different pieces to choose from, beginning at $22 + tax for a 16 oz mug (pictured), $25 + tax for handcrafted wand with glass jewel (also pictured). Large Steins begin at $30 + tax. Dress up in your favourite gear, too! (don't worry, pottery paints wash up with just water). Complimentary cup of butter beer and jelly beans included! To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deposit required to reserve.
PAINT TIL YA FAINT ** Adult Night Age 19+ only ** Friday Dec. 6, 2019 ** 6:30 - midnight
Sometimes the adults need some fun without the kids, too! Our annual "Paint Til Ya Faint" festivities include Pottery painting, glass fusing, snacks, beer/wine, music, and door prizes all night long. $12 registration/reservation fee payable upon registration, applied towards the cost of your project at the end of the evening.
Doors open after 6:30 pm and we continue til midnight! REGISTER HERE
Family Clay Snowman Workshop Saturday Nov. 2, 2019 10 am - noon
All Ages Welcome! Using the pinch pot method, we'll build a snowman out of clay! In this workshop we'll create the clay form. It will hang out at the studio while it dries a bit, then we'll fire it into paintable "bisque" - this takes about 3 weeks. Then participants are invited to come back any time during our drop-in hours to paint it. Another firing, and you'll have a wonderful, permanent, non-melting snowman for your winter decor! Kids aged 8 and up will be able to independently work on this project, younger kids will require some adult assistance. $35 + tax per person, includes 2 firings and paints, instruction and materials.
Canvas Paint Night - "Winter Birch" Thursday Nov. 7 6:30 - 9:00 pm Age 16 to adult
Acrylic painting night. 12" x 12" wall art. All materials (including snow paint :), step by step instruction and BLACK ART FRAME included. $50 pp + tax. Recommended for age 16+
Canvas Paint Night "Fall Mist"
Towards the end of August and into September, misty mornings are common; nature takes on an almost ethereal quality as the light softens the landscape. This is our take on those fall mornings. All materials and step-by-step instruction and snacks provided. $30 pp + tax
Please note we are taking private bookings for this design until Oct. 31, 2019. Groups of 6 or more. To reserve a paint night, please email or phone 905-877-2224.