Winter Session of Pottery Classes Set to Begin
Registration for pottery classes will be held on Tuesday, January 7 from 5:30 -7:30 pm at the P.E.I. Potters Studio in Victoria Park, Charlottetown.
Perfect for beginners as well as those with previous experience, classes are taught by professional Island potters and are designed to be fun as well as educational. Classes are small in size (a maximum of 8) and relaxed and informal in style. Instruction covers the basics of clay preparation, wheel-throwing techniques, and glazing and decoration. Hand-building techniques can also be explored depending on interest. A great way to relieve stress and enhance creativity while learning a new skill, participants will have the opportunity to create their own pieces from start to finish.
Adult classes are offered on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, beginning the week of January 13. While all classes are suitable for beginners, if there are enough registrants with previous experience, the Monday night class will be taught at an intermediate level, focusing on creating more complex forms and more advanced techniques for glazing and decorating. Adult classes run for 10 weeks and the cost is $200 (plus $25 per clay block).
Classes for children ages 9 to 14 will be held on Saturdays from either 10:30 to 12:30 or 1:30-3:30 pm beginning on January 18. Children's classes also run for 10 weeks and their cost is $175 (reclaim available for use and included in the price, new clay available for purchase upon request).
Please note that, except for a few spots that have been reserved for returning students or those with gift certificates, registration is first come first serve and that only cash or cheques are accepted as payment.
The PEI Potters Studio is a not-for-profit cooperative that has been offering classes and studio memberships for Islanders since 1997. If you have always wanted to try your hand at making things with clay, the pottery classes offered by the PEI Potters Studio in Victoria Park may be just right for you!
For more information, please call Barb at 368-3268.
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