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. 


The Fall Semester of classes has arrived!

Registration for Fall pottery classes will be taking place on Tuesday September 4th, 2018 from 6:30pm to 9pm, in our studio (room S014A) located in the basement of the Sarto DesNoyers Comunity Center, 1335 Lakeshore, in Dorval. 

Advanced registrations will be taken for Dorval residents only on Monday August 27th from 6:00pm to 9pm, in the main hall at the Sarto DesNoyers Comunity Center. Adult & Children's classes will begin mid September. You will find the updated listing of class dates and costs here below.

Class Descriptions - Fall 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.

ADULT Classes ($235+ $25 for non-residents) - 10 sessions

Adult Beginner Wheel Class 
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, Sept 18th to Nov 20th  
Tuesdays from 7:00pm to 9:30pm, Sept 18th to Nov 20th

Wheel I.5 (Beginner / Intermediate)
Mondays from 2:30pm to 5:00pm, Sept 17th to Nov 26th
Fridays from 7:00pm to 9:30pm, Sept 21st to Nov 23rd


Intermediate Wheel Throwing Class 
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, Sept 17th to Nov 26th

Introduction to Pottery Class - Handbuilding
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, Sept 21st to Nov 23rd

Handbuilding 1.5 (beginner / intermediary) - Thursdays from 7:00pm to 9:30pm, Sept 20th to Nov 22nd


Advanced Wheel Throwing 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, Sept 27, Oct 11 & 25, Nov 8 & 22, Dec 6


TEEN Wheel Throwing Pottery Class (12 to 16 yrs) -  (195$ +25$ for non-residents) - 10 sessions 
Saturdays from 10:00am to 11:30am, Sept 22nd to Nov 24th
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. 

CHILDREN'S Pottery Class (6 to 11 yrs.) - (125$ +25$ for non-residents) - 10 sessions
Fridays from 4:30pm to 6:00pm, Sept 21st to Nov 23rd
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.

Anyone wishing more information on classes or to join our mailing list for updates, please contact Andrea Schillgallies at:  514-768-9620


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

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