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 for Spring Pottery Classes will be taking place on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8pm, 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 Wednesday, March 20th from 6:30pm to 8pm,  in our studio (room S014A). Adult & Children's classes will begin the first week of April. You will find the updated listing of class dates and costs here below.

Class Descriptions - Spring Semester 2019

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 ($190 + $25 for non-residents) - 8 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, April 2nd to May 21st 
Tuesdays from 7:00pm to 9:30pm, April 2nd to May 21st

Wheel I.5 (Beginner / Intermediate)
Mondays from 2:30pm to 5:00pm, April 1st to May 27th
Wednesdays from 7:00pm to 9:30pm, April 3rd to May 22nd


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, April 1st to May 27th
Introduction to Pottery Class - Handbuilding
This class is tailored for the handbuilder from beginner to more advanced students. Instruction focuses on Pinch pots, Coil building, Slab Technique and Sculpture. The instructor also covers finishing and glazing techniques.

Handbuilding (beginner / intermediary) 
Fridays 9:30am to 12:00pm, April 5th to May 24th
Fridays from 7:00pm to 9:30pm, April 5th to May 24th


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)
Wednesdays from 2:30pm to 5:00pm, April 3rd & 17th, May 1st, 15th & 29th, June 12th.


TEEN Wheel Throwing Pottery Class (12 to 16 yrs) -  (160$ +25$ for non-residents) - 8 sessions 
Saturdays from 10:00am to 11:30am, April 6th to May 25th
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.) - (100$ +25$ for non-residents) - 8 sessions
Fridays from 4:30pm to 6:00pm,  April 5th to May 24th
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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