2019 Children's Classes
Classes fill quickly - see availability below.
There is one wheel class that runs for 5 days, and one handbuilding class that runs for 3
days. Parents and grandparents are welcome to join the handbuilding class with the
March 16-20, 2020
NOTE: registration is not yet open for 2020.
Handbuilding classes suit ages 7 and up. A minimum 6 and maximum 10 students per class.
Wheel classes require hand strength and therefore minimum age 10 is required. Parents are not allowed
in this class due to space. Minimum 6 and maximum 8 students per class.
FEES: are for each course, and cover all materials, including clay and firing. HST is required for students
aged 15 and up. As the March Break Hand Building class is only three days, the fee is $85 for students 14
and younger, and $96.05 for students 15+. All other courses are $120 per student aged 14 and under;
$135.60 for students aged 15+.
Summer 2019 Schedule and Fees
Hand Building (Age 7 and Older). Maximum of 10 students per class (min of 6).
July 15 - 17 Handbuilding from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.- CANCELLED July 15 - 19 Handbuilding from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.- CANCELLED
- August 12 - 16 Handbuilding from 9.m. - 11 a.m.
- August 12 - 16 Handbuilding from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Wheel (Age 10 and Older). Maximum of 8 students per class (min of 6).
- July 15 - 19 Wheel from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
- July 15 - 19 Wheel from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - 1 space now open!
August 12 - 16 Wheel from 9.m. - 11 a.m.- FULL
- August 12 - 16 Wheel from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - 1 space now open!
Fees are for each course, and cover all materials, including clay and firing. HST is required for students aged 15 and up.
- As the March Break Hand Building class is only three days, the fee is $85 for students 14 and younger, and $96.05 for students 15+.
- All other courses are $120.00 per student aged 14 and under; $135.60 for students aged 15+ to include HST.
For families whose budget will not accommodate the class fee, Waterloo Potters' Workshop may make space available. Please email childclasses(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)waterloopotters.ca for details.
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Hand Building Class for Ages 7 and Over
This class will allow your child to use different techniques and methods to create wonderful works of art. Using a variety of tools and their imagination your budding potter will dazzle you with their creations. A minimum 6 and maximum 10 students per class. Parents (and grandparents!) are able to register for this class, too.
Wheel Class for Ages 10 and Over
This class will provide your child with an opportunity to work with an electric pottery wheel to create their beautiful pots. Your child’s instructor will guide them through the basics of ‘throwing’ clay. Children must be 10 or older to participate to ensure their hands are big enough to centre and control the clay. Minimum 6 and maximum 8 students per class.
Take Home Your Creations!
The last day of class the students decorate their pieces with different colour 'underglazes'. The pieces are then left to dry for a week, after which the workshop will fire all the pots in a kiln (a bisque firing) to remove the moisture in them. The pots will then get covered in a clear glaze and fired again at a higher temperature so they shine and the colour is protected. A date for picking up pots will be provided after registration, usually a couple weeks after class is over, or alternate pickup can be arranged. Unclaimed pots are donated to our Celebrate Summer fundraiser for childrens' charities, or disposed of.
Teachers Who Love Clay
Our instructors are members of the workshop with a passion to share their love for clay with your child. Most are full time potters or have been members of the workshop for many years and have lots of experience teaching children's classes, many seeing the same students grow in skill year after year.