Classes

Below you will find all that you need to know about the classes and workshops currently being offered at Summer Skool

 
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Monday NIGHT wheel throwing

Do you wonder what it would be like to wander over to a wheel and whip up some wares? Here’s your chance! No experience necessary but if you have some that’s okay too. We’re gonna go through the journey with a lump of clay to it’s becoming a beautiful thing (cup, mug, bowl, planter, accidental planter, just a thing?)… whatever that may be. On the journey we’ll learn throwing, trimming, decorating (if you want!), putting a handle on (if you want!), glazing and then admiring!

Instructor: Julia

This class runs 8 weeks and starts April 1 and goes until May 27 from 7pm-9:30pm. Note: there is no class on May 20 due to the victoria day holiday.

cost: $270

Registration Sunday March 24th at HIGH NOON!

 
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Wednesday AFTERNOON Wheel Throwing

This pottery class is appropriate for all levels including beginners who want to make functional work out of clay. Mugs, bowls, and vases all come from the same place; a cylinder.  Learn in an intimate group setting lead by Emily Sheppard & practice fundamental skills for throwing, trimming & glaze application.

Instructor: Emily

This class runs from April 3 to May 22 from 3pm-5:30pm.

Cost: $270

Registration Sunday March 24th at HIGH NOON

 
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Monday AFTERNOON hand building extravaganza!

Rev up your imagination engines for this afternoon hand building class!! You will be shown slab building, pinch potting and coil building and from these will be able to go wild with your ideas! What better way to spend a monday afternoon? You could be at home watching young and the restless alone, OR spend it with (what I know) will be a beautiful group of people creating beautiful things. No experience necessary, all skill levels welcome.

Instructor: Julia

This class will begin April 1 and will run 8 week until May 27 from 3pm-5:30pm. NOTE: there will be no class May 20 because of the victoria day holiday.

Cost: $270

Registration Sunday March 24th at HIGH NOON

 
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Wednesday 2 in 1 wheel/hand building class

Stuck in the mud?  Flex your  creative muscles with some rad folks & work on your clay game with Emily Sheppard.  In this class, learn different approaches to working with clay to create sculptural & functional ceramics.  Clay Gains will include experience with both hand building & wheel throwing techniques  as well as helpful tips on glaze application to seal the deal!

Instructor: Emily

This class starts April 3 and runs until May 22 from 7pm-9:30pm

Cost: $270

Registration Sunday March 24th at HIGH NOON!

 

SHORTER WORKSHOPS

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Make your very own planter!

Sunday April 28th a special one day workshop where you’ll hand build two planters! No experience necessary. Maybe you have a plant friend who’s outgrown their pants? Or maybe you want to make a new foliage friend!

We will be using slips and underglaze to decorate, but because it’s only a one day class Julia will glaze your pieces for you and they will be ready for pick up approximately a week and a half later.

Instructor: Julia

When: Sunday April 28th 12-3

Cost: $60

Registration Sunday March 24th at HIGH NOON!

 
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Mother’s day hang with your Ma*

This is a special one day workshop for pairs! Bring the mother figure in your life, whoever that may be, for a delightful afternoon of clay and socializing! You will each hand build a mug or a planter. Because this is only a one day workshop we will glaze your pieces for you (we’ve got a bunch of different glazes you can choose from) and they’ll be ready for pick up approximately a week and a half later. No experience necessary.

*”Ma” does not have to be the person who is your biological ma!

May 12 (Sunday, mother’s day!) 2pm-3:30pm

Instructors: Emily and Julia

Cost: $60 (for the both of yous!)

Registration Sunday March 24th at HIGH NOON!

 
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Three day throwing intensive!!!!!!!!

Brush up ye ol’ chops in this special 3 day throwing intensive will include 12 hours of instruction and geeky clay games and chuckles and guaranteed improvement in your throwing ability! Get out of your mud ruts and troublesome habits.

NOTE: this class is for people with previous wheel experience and is specifically for technique building (i.e. no work will be fired and sacrificed to the gods of experiential learning)

Instructor: Julia

May 24 (friday) 6pm-9pm

May 25 (saturday) 6pm-9pm

May 26 (sunday) 10am-4:30pm

Cost: $165

Registration Sunday March 24th at HIGH NOON!