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Registration for SUMMER Classes

Please note our SPG policy permits students already in our classes to pre-register for the next class series.

Albert Community Centre is located at 610 Clarence Avenue, corner of 11th Street. The entrance is from the parking lot into the basement. The classroom is on your right. (map)

See the frequently asked questions below. If you do not find the answer to your question, email us.

NOTE: We reserve the right to alter the class schedule or cancel a class.

Registration

Please read all the registration information carefully so you are prepared. Online is the only way to register for classes:

  1. Summer throwing classes are full. If you would like to be on the wait list please email us. Registration for our Raku Class will open on August 8th at 7 pm - click here to register.

  2. If you would like to be notified about future classes, email us and ask to be on the notification list.

  3. You can pay by credit card or cheque. If you pay by cheque, you will have 3 business days to mail your cheque to us. If we do not receive your cheque, the registration will be cancelled.

  4. This registration template is also used by Saskatoon community associations for their programs. Ignore references to membership fees, community associations and any forms to be filled out … there are none to be filled.

  5. Once you press ENROLL and then CHECKOUT your seat will be held for you while you work through the registration process in a timely way. Do not rush, but if you stop or close your browser, you will lose your seat. Have your credit card ready if you intend to pay by that method. Answer all the questions so you can move from one step to the next.

When you are into the system, you will see there is an option to add one family member or friend to your registration. You can only add one family member or friend. That registration will only be accepted if there is another open seat in the class.

IMPORTANT if the system does not allow the second registration, it means all other seats are full. Your own seat is still "saved". If you do not want to take the class by yourself, stop your registration before payment.

If you cannot get into the class you want, email us to have your name added to the wait list in case of a cancellation. Tell us your first and second choices for classes.

If you have any questions before or after your registration, please email us at classregistration@saskatoonpottersguild.com


Summer Classes

Adult Classes

  • Classes Start: Week of July 3rd [5 weeks, with 2 classes each week, see below]
  • Classes End: Week of July 31st
  • Class Fee: $192.00 (includes taxes, 1 bag of clay, firings, glazes and supplies)
  • Class Size: Throwing classes have a maximum of 10 students.

You must be 18 years or older to attend an adult class.

Summer Adult Classes
Time
Adult Classes
Teacher
Status
Monday and Wednesday
6:30 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.
Starts July 3rd
Throwing Class open to
beginners + those with experience
Teresa Gagne FULL
Tuesday and Thursday
6:30 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.
Starts July 4th
Throwing Class open to
beginners + those with experience
Eli Fernandez FULL

Children's Class

There is no summer class, please check back for fall classes. If you would like to be on our notification list, please email us and indicate you would like to be on the notification list for children's classes.


Registration for SPECIAL SUMMER CLASS:
A TASTE of RAKU

A Couple of Important Notes About This Class:

  • Participants must have previous clay experience – these are not beginner classes. In the raku class the students will be working independently to throw and/or hand build their pieces.
  • The classes are open to both throwers and hand builders.
  • There are no make-up sessions. The classes have a compressed timeline – if you miss a session, you will not be able to make up the time or learn what was missed.

DATES and INSTRUCTOR:

  • For detailed information about the class content and to see pictures, click here.

COST:

  • TBA – we are waiting to find out the cost of the raku clay (includes one bag of clay only, raku glazes, use of the Guild raku site).

REGISTRATION:

  • Registration will be open from August 8th @ 7 p.m. until August 11th at 7 p.m. The class requires a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 10 students.

Class Location

All classes are located at Albert Community Centre, 610 Clarence Avenue. The entrance to the classroom is through the parking lot on 11th Street, into the basement, room #2. (map)

FAQS

Can I register for more than one person?
You can register yourself and one other person.

What are my payment options?
You can pay with cheque or credit using Paypal. If you choose the cheque option, you will have 3 business days to mail the cheque to us. Otherwise, your registration will be cancelled.

When will the next classes be held?
See the next section for future class dates.

Future Class Dates:
The following are the class dates for the 2017 classes. Please check back from time to time as we may change these dates.

Email us if you would like to be put on our notification list.

CLASSES STARING WEEK ENDING WEEK
Fall, 2017 September 18th November 20th
Winter, 2018 January 8th March 11th
Spring, 2018 April 9th June 11th
Summer, 2018 TBA TBA

I have never done pottery before, should I take throwing or hand building first?
You can start with either. Eventually, many students like to try both methods of making pottery. Experienced potters often combine the two methods.

What is the difference between throwing and hand building?
"Throwing" means using the potter’s wheel to create your piece. Clay is centered on the wheel and "thrown" to create various shapes. Hand building is literally done with your hands using pinching, rolling and joining coils or slabs of clay to create various shapes.

Can I make whatever I want in these classes?
Guild classes are intended for learning. As you become more skilled and confident, there will be an opportunity for some choice in what you make. This will be guided by your teacher.

As part of the Aims and Purposes of the Saskatoon Potters Guild Constitution, classes for adults and children are provided for community members to:

  • promote an appreciation of the art and craft of ceramics
  • provide an opportunity to learn and build competence in key skills of hand building and/or throwing and glazing
  • foster an understanding and appreciation of the elements of ceramic design

Guild classes are not intended for production pottery for personal use, donation or sale. Production refers to the process of creating a large number of similar products. Production diminishes the educational purpose of classes. It uses up shelf space which should be shared equally amongst all students and it also puts an extra workload on our kilns.

To read our clay use guidelines, please click here.

What will I make in these classes?
Have a look at our our Facebook page (Click here) - this will give some idea of what happens in a 10 week series of classes - thanks to teacher Teresa Gagne for taking the pictures.

What is the difference between beginner and intermediate classes?
The beginner wheel throwing class is geared towards those with little or no experience with using the wheel and focuses on the basic skills. The intermediate class builds upon the skills learned in the beginner class and is geared to challenge those with some wheel throwing experience. The adult hand building class is suitable for all levels of experience.

How big are the classes?
The maximum class size is 10 students for the wheel throwing class, and 8 students for the hand building class, which means plenty of one-on-one with the instructor.

How long do the classes run?
The classes run for 10 weeks, which includes 8 classes of throwing or hand building and 2 classes of glazing, or 5 weeks, 2 classes per week, depending on the time of year. The specifics are included in the class listings, above.

When is open studio time?
Open Studio time is occurs for six weeks on Sundays from 1 pm to 4 pm. Your instructor will give you the specific dates and more information. This time is only for current students.

Please review our cancellation policy — click here

If you have any questions about our community classes, a volunteer class coordinator will be happy to help you. It is best to email us. We check email frequently. Phone messages may not be heard for several days.

EMAIL: classregistration@saskatoonpottersguild.com

PHONE: 306-343-6566 — Leave both your daytime and evening telephone numbers