Classes & Registration

The Dorval Potters’ Guild offers courses in both wheel work and hand-building techniques for different levels to accommodate the interests of our students. 

DAY AND EVENING CLASSES are offered for adults in the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer on a choice of days. 


Registration
Registration for Spring pottery classes will be taking place on Thursday March 29th, from 7:00 pm to 9 pm, in our studio (room S014A) located in the basement of the Sarto DesNoyers Comunity Center, 1335 Lakeshore, in Dorval.  Adult & Children's classes will begin in April. You will find the updated listing of class dates and costs here below. Our courses have limited spaces, so please register early to avoid disappointment.


Class Descriptions - Spring Semester 2018

Places are limited and on a first come, first serve basis.  Should classes become overbooked, priority will be given to Dorval residents. However, depending on demand and teacher availability, extra classes may be added.

Cost for Adult Classes ($190 + $25 for non-residents)​

Adult Beginner Wheel Class - 8 weeks
This class focuses on developing proper habits in the studio from the very beginning. Basic techniques are introduced to allow the student to prepare the clay, set up, center and produce basic shapes. This is followed by learning how to tool and finish the pieces.

Wheel I (beginner)
Tuesdays from 9:30am to 12:00pm, April 10th to May 29th  
Tuesdays from 7:00pm to 9:30pm, April 10th to May 29th

NEW - Fridays from 7:00pm to 9:30pm, April 13th to June 1st.

Wheel I.5 (Beginner / Intermediate)
Mondays from 2:30pm to 5:00pm, April 9th to May 28th

 

Intermediate Wheel Throwing Class -  8 weeks
This class focuses on specific shapes and challenges the student to perform like a? production potter.Goals are set with specific weights of clay and individuals are prompted to achieve these precise demands.

Wheel II (Intermediate)
Mondays from 7:00pm to 9:30pm, April 9th to May 28th


    
Introduction to Pottery Class -  8 weeks
This class is tailored for the handbuilder from beginner to more advanced students. Instruction focuses on Pinch pots, Coilbuilding, Slab Technique and Sculpture.The instructor also covers finishing and glazing techniques.

Intro to Pottery (Handbuilding)
Fridays 9:30am to 12:00pm, April 13th to June 1st

 

Advanced Pottery Class - Part Time - 6 sessions (150$ +25$ for non-residents)
This class is tailored to the needs and interests of students who are interested in a challenge.

Wheel II (Intermediate)
Thursdays from 2:30pm to 5:00pm, April 19th & 26th, May 10th & 24th, June 7th & 21st.

Wheel III (Advanced)
Thursdays from 7:00pm to 9:30pm, April 19th & 26th, May 10th & 24th, June 7th & 21st.

 

Teen Beginner Wheel Class (12 to 16 yrs) -  8 weeks  
This class focuses on basic techniques, to allow the student to prepare the clay, set up, center and produce basic shapes. This is followed by learning how to tool and finish the pieces. An afternoon session is scheduled to accomodate the students involved.
*Unfortunately we are unable to offer this class for the spring session. Next session will be fall 2018

Children's Pottery Class (6 to 11 yrs.) - 8 weeks
This class is offered as an artistic opportunity for children to explore another medium of expression, to encourage them to experiment and have fun. Projects are realized through various handbuilding techniques.
*Unfortunately we are unable to offer this class for the spring session. Next session will be fall 2018

 

Summer Wheel Camp for Teens (12 to 16 yrs)
An intensive daily summer program for teens - learning how to throw on the wheel
* TBD

Anyone wishing more information on classes or to jon our mailing list for updates, please contact Andrea Schillgallies at: andrea.schillgalies@gmail.com

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