• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Ceramic Arts

This class is designed to introduce students to hand-building and throwing with clay on the pottery wheel. Students will be able to make a number of pieces that can be functional, decorative or sculptural. A basic understanding of the ceramic process will be covered, from wedging to firing. Skills that will be acquired during the the class will include: coil, slab building, wheel throwing as well as finishing techniques such as trimming, attaching, decoration and glazing. This course is great for beginners as well as students with previous clay experience.


6 week Tuition: $290 + Material Fee: $45 | Total: $335

Notes: (no class July 16) Material Fee includes a bag of Cone 6, stoneware clay (20lbs) and all firing, use of glazes and tools. Only clay from TSA may be used

Upcoming Sections

CodeInstructorDates & TimeDaysLengthRegister
941Jenanne LongmanJuly 9, 2019 to Aug. 20, 2019
TERM - Summer 2019
Tuesday
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
6-week courses
Full

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941Jenanne LongmanJuly 16, 2019 to Aug. 20, 2019
TERM - Summer 2019
Tuesday
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
6-week courses
Full

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What you will learn

  • Working with (water based) clay as an expressive medium to create functional, decorative and/or sculptural pieces.
  • Handbuilding techniques including pinching, coils, slabs, draping and more.
  • Introduction to throwing on a pottery wheel (6 pottery wheels).
  • Surface decoration such as texture, underglaze techniques and glazing techniques.

Materials to Bring

A basic pottery tool kit like these from Tucker’s Pottery Supply in Markham or Above Ground Art Supply (several Toronto locations):

  • Your own apron (clay is messy)
  • A few plastic bowls
  • Paint brushes - new for detailed painting/worn brushes for different techniques
 
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