Course List


REGISTRATION STARTS December 12th at 10:00am
Classes run January 18th – March 30th , 2018

It is easy to sign up for a class! We need your name, contact info, and a payment.
We will take payment over the phone with visa or master card.
Pay in person with debit or cash.
**A payment must be taken to secure your spot in the class.**

***Note: HST is NOT included in the listed course fees. Please included 15% HST with each registration***

Class registrations are first come first booked.

Call us! (always the best way to sign up)

Call Emily, our Studio Coordinator, at 902-492-2524. If you're leaving a message, please make sure to - Leave your Name, Number, and the Class you want to sign up for. If you're in a hurry, you can also call Becky, our Administrative Coordinator at 902-492-2522.

Or register in person! Come see us at 1061 (Mary E Black Gallery) or 1096 (The Studios) Marginal Rd.

Date / Time Title Description Costs Type Instructor(s)
Feb 08, 2018
Thursdays, 6:00 - 10:00 pm
32 hours/ 8 weeks

Class size: 5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Feb 01, 2018
01. Shaker Console Table (Women in Woodworking)

A great project for experienced or beginner alike! Students will learn about milling, joinery, furniture design and finishing while creating a shaker-style console table from Ash.

$460 + materials fee $100 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Wood Veronica Post
Feb 24, 2018
Saturday & Sunday, 12:00 - 5:00 pm
10 hours/2 days

Class size: 5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Feb 16, 2018
02. Picture Frame

Frame a cherished photo or document in something hand-crafted. This class teaches the step-by-step method for building a custom frame, including how to build a table saw mitre jig.

$145 + materials fee $50 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Wood Veronica Post
Mar 10, 2018
Saturday & Sunday, 12:00 - 5:00 pm
10 hours/2 days

Class size: 5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Mar 02, 2018
03. End-Grain Cutting Board

Cutting Board: a perennial favorite!

$145 + materials fee $85 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Wood Veronica Post
Jan 23, 2018
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
27 hours/9 weeks

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jan 16, 2018
04. Intro to Ceramics

Learn the basic techniques of working with clay from wheel thrown to hand building.  This 9-week course will allow students to develop a style of work and experiment with various surface textures a

$305 (clay included)

Ceramics Kaas Ghanie BFA
Jan 21, 2018
Sundays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
24 hours /8 weeks (no class Feb. 18)

Class size: 6 (some experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jan 15, 2018
05. Potters with Experience

This course is for students with previous potter's wheel and glazing experience. The class will decide on the focus of projects and receive individual instructor feedback on their progress.

$270 (clay included)

Ceramics Suzi Cameron BFA, BA
Jan 18, 2018
Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
30 hours /10 weeks

Class size: 6 (an 8 week Intro. class experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jan 11, 2018
06. Throwing: Basics & Beyond

This class is for students to learn to expand their techniques of throwing on the potter’s wheel and handbuilding.

$340 (clay included)

Ceramics Toni Losey
Jan 24, 2018
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
15 hours/5 weeks (no class Feb 21)

Class size: 6 (some experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jan 17, 2018
07. One-on-One Pottery

This self-guided intermediate class that will help students gain the confidence to create designs of their own.

$170 (clay included)

Ceramics Jen Pilon
Jan 22, 2018
Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
18 hours/6 weeks (no class Feb. 19)

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jan 15, 2018
08. Handbuilding Basics

Students will learn the basics of constructing with clay using a combination of slab-building and handforming techniques, with a focus on creating pottery that functions.

$205 (clay included)

Ceramics Mel Doiron
Jan 26, 2018
Fridays, 6:30-9:30 pm
9 hours/3 weeks

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jan 19, 2018
09. Friday Fun Night Session 1: Cups and Mugs

This series of small ceramic handbuilding projects gives students an intro to building, decorating and glazing a variety of functional wares. Sign up with a friend and make it a date!

$100 (clay included)

Ceramics Kate Grey BFA
Feb 16, 2018
Fridays, 6:30-9:30 pm
9 hours/3 weeks

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Feb 09, 2018
09. Friday Fun Night Session 2: Bowls

This series of small ceramic handbuilding projects gives students an intro to building, decorating and glazing a variety of functional wares. Sign up with a friend and make it a date!

$100(clay included)

Ceramics Kate Grey BFA
Mar 09, 2018
Fridays, 6:30-9:30 pm
9 hours/3 weeks

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Mar 02, 2018
09. Friday Fun Night Session 3: Planters and Vases

This series of small ceramic handbuilding projects gives students an intro to building, decorating and glazing a variety of functional wares. Sign up with a friend and make it a date!

$100 (clay included)

Ceramics Kate Grey BFA
Jan 21, 2018
Sundays, 10:00- 12:00 am (no class Feb. 18)
12 hours/6 weeks

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jan 15, 2018
10. Pottery for Youths Session 1: Beginner Pottery for 9-12 Year Olds

Students will learn the fundamentals of ceramics and make fun projects to take home by learning basic techniques of hand-building and throwing on the pottery wheel.

$135 (clay included)

Youth Kate Grey BFA
Jan 25, 2018
Thursdays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
12 hours/6 weeks

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jan 18, 2018
10. Pottery for Youths Session 2: Beginner Pottery for 13-16 Year Olds

Students will learn the fundamentals of ceramics and make fun projects to take home by learning basic techniques of hand-building and throwing on the pottery wheel.

$135 (clay included)

Youth Kate Grey BFA
Jan 25, 2018
Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
24 hours/8 weeks

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jan 18, 2018
11. Introduction to Jewellery

Students will have the opportunity to learn and practice basic jewellery techniques such as creating a band ring along with hand-fabrication, wax carving, casting, texturing, and step finishing.

$260 + materials fee approx. $60 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Graeme Ross
Mar 09, 2018
Fridays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
6 hours /2 days

Class size: 3 Couples (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Mar 22, 2018
12. Create Your Own Wedding Bands

This course is designed for any couple who wishes to fabricate their own wedding bands or couple rings.

$130 for 2 people + materials fee approx. $100 per couple payable to instructor on first day of class, for silver rings (couples can purchase the materials for gold bands for an extra cost)

Metal Graeme Ross
Jan 24, 2018
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
27 hours/9 weeks

Class size: 4 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jan 17, 2018
13. Introduction to Engraving

NEW!  Students will be taught how to make their very own engraving tool then engrave a piece of jewellery.

$320 + materials fee approx. $50 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Nicholas Rosin BFA
Feb 22, 2018
Mondays, 6:30 to 9:30 pm
18 hours/6 weeks (no class Feb 18)

Class size: 4 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Feb 15, 2018
14. Silver Chain

Students will acquire the knowledge to transform sterling silver into a 16” chain and a simple clasp. They will experience the step-by-step process of pouring an ingot and fabricating jump rings.

$190 + materials fee approx. $50 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Anne-Sophie Vallée BFA
Mar 13, 2018
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
(9 hours/ 3 weeks)

Class size: 4 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Mar 06, 2018
15. Geometric Earrings and Pendants

During this workshop, participants will realize a set of earrings and a pendant in silver, exploring the creation of 3-dimensional form through metal bending and soldering.

$100 + material fee approx. $50 payable to the instructor on the first day of class

Metal Anne-Sophie Vallée BFA
Feb 11, 2018
Sunday, 10:30- 4:00 pm
5 hours/1 day

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Feb 05, 2018
16. Creating Texture

NEW! This workshop will focus on exploring texture on metal, using techniques including rolling embossing, stamping and hammering.

$195 + materials fee approx. $45-65 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Violeta Izquierdo
Mar 18, 2018
Sunday, 10:00-5:00 pm
7 hours/ 1 day

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Mar 11, 2018
17. Cuttlefish Casting

NEW! In this one day workshop, students will be introduced to the soft structure of the cuttlefish bone. They will be instructed on how to carve and assemble it to make it a mold for molten metal.

$75 + materials fee approx. $40-45 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Violeta Izquierdo

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