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 and Winter and Spring on a choice of days. 


***Residents of the borough of Dorval have priority by being able to register on the registration days, after which all other registrations will be accepted. 

Registration for spring pottery classes will be taking place on Thursday March 16th, from 7pm to 8:30pm, in the studio (room S014A) at the Sarto DesNoyers Comunity Center, 1335 Lakeshore, in Dorval.  Classes will begin in April and you will find the listing of class dates and costs here below. Our courses have limited spaces, so please register early to avoid disappointment.

Class Descriptions - Spring Semester 2017

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 4th to May 23rd  

                               - Tuesdays from 7:00pm to 9:30pm, April 4th to May 23rd  

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 (intermediary) - Mondays from 7:00pm to 9:30pm, April 3rd to May 29th    

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 7th to May 26th

Advanced Pottery Class -  8 weeks
This class is tailored to the needs and interests of students who are interested in a challenge.

Wheel III (advanced) - Wednesdays from 7:00pm to 9:30pm, April 5th to May 24th  

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.

Cost: 160$ +25$ for non-residents 

Saturdays from 10:00am to 11:30am, April 8th to May 27th  

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.

Cost 100$ +25$ for non-residents
Fridays from 4:30pm to 6:00pm, April 7th to May 26th

Summer Wheel Camp for Teens (12 to 16 yrs)
9 - 12 every morning for 2 weeks
an intensive daily summer program for teens - learning how to throw on the wheel
Mid July

Wheel Camp Web Site

Anyone wishing more information on classes, can contact Andrea Schillgallies at:

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