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Oshawa Art Assoc.
PineRidge Arts Council
Scugog Council for the Arts

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There are still spaces available in DWAC’s March Break Creative Kids Clay Camp!

This all day camp stimulates the creative imagination and develops pottery and art skills for children ages 6 and older. Running from March 13 - 17th, each morning will be spent creating and decorating a hand-built clay treasure using a variety of hand-building techniques. (There will be a mid-morning snack break). After lunch, the children will create art crafts and participate in fun activities. (There will be a mid-afternoon snack break). They will enjoy one day of recreational swimming in the complex pool. Friday will be a theme day and a pizza lunch will be provided. Camp Price: $205.00 (applicable taxes included) This cost includes all clay, decorating with low fire glazes, kiln firings and use of Studio tools. Camp Time: 9:00 – 4:00 pm. Extended care hours: (8:00 – 9:00 am/4:00 – 6:00 pm) are available for a flat fee of $60.00. ($20 for AM and/or $40 for PM). Call 905-420-2667 for more details.

This all-day camp stimulates the creative imagination and develops pottery skills for children ages 6 and older. The camp offers more than pottery lessons and runs from March 14- 18. Part of each day will be spent creating and decorating a hand-built treasure using a variety of hand-building techniques. Children also create crafts and participate in fun activities. They will enjoy one day of recreational swimming in the complex pool. Friday will be a theme day and a pizza lunch will be provided. Extended care hours available for flat fee if $60. Extended hours must be requested at the time of registration.


Pottery/Ceramics and Fine Arts School & Studio, Workshops, Special Events,
Summer & Winter Camps for Children, PA Days, Birthday Parties and much more!

DOWNLOAD PDF | ART LESSONS PDF | CERAMIC LESSONS PDF

ADULT FINE ART CLASSES CHILD | YOUTH ART & CLAY CLASSES

WHIMSICAL ILLUSTRATION
- Adult (18+yrs.)
This hands-on illustration course encourages students to develop their own drawing and storytelling styles while have fun doing it. Explore creative thinking, experimentation using a variety of media and techniques with ongoing projects, including greeting cards, wall art and collage, allowing time for students to create their own outcomes with classes focused on exploration and process.
Class materials are included in the fee.
Class Fee: $95.00 (6 weeks)

ADULT CERAMIC ART CLASSES

HANDBUILDING | SCULPTING
- Adult (18+yrs.)
Designed for all levels and covers handbuilt and or sculptural work using various techniques. Students will mostly work with slabs and coils. All students
are encouraged to apply what they learn and take projects in their own direction.
Clay and tools kits extra.
Class Fee: $220.00 (10 weeks)

POTTERY | WHEEL
- Adult (18+yrs.)
Designed for those with some or no experience, this class will cover wheel throwing, handbuilding and glazing techniques. The goal of this class is to provide the basic skills to enable students to start creating functional pottery.
Clay and tools kits extra.
Class Fee: $220.00 (10 weeks)
CLASS SUPPLIES:
Clay: $30.00/bag
Clay Tool Kits: $20.00 ea.

ARTISTIC IMPRINTS
- Youth (11-15+yrs.)
This class is designed for artists to explore a variety of mediums. Students will learn how to capture imagery using a variety of techniques from realism to abstract. Let your imagination lead you.
Class materials included in the fee.
Class Fees: $75.00 (6 weeks)

ART CENTRE ACTIVITIES

  • Day, evening and weekend classes
  • After school classes for children and youth
  • Children’s Summer and School Break Camps
  • Activities for Durham School Board PA Days
  • Birthday Parties for Children
  • DWAC Members Open Studio
  • Pottery Workshops
  • Holiday and Special Event Parties

 

POTTERY OPEN STUDIO

Open Studio provided experienced artists and current students alike the opportunity to work independently on self-directed projects improving their skills and practising techniques.

Memberships available -yearly fee is $50.00 or seasonal (3 months) is $20.00 plus an in-studio fee of $3.00 per hour. Clay and additional tools are available for purchase from the studio.
Open Studio hours change with each session, call studio for details.

 

AFTER SCHOOL SCULPTING FUN
KID’S CAN SCULPT

- Children (6+yrs.)
Students will learn basic clay handling & building techniques. Projects to stimulate the imagination and develop hand motor skills.
Clay & tools provided.
Class Fees: $160.00 (10 weeks)

SCHOOL'S OUT HAND BUILDING YOUTH | TEEN WHEEL
- Youth (10+yrs.)
Students will learn more advanced clay handling techniques. Class demonstrated projects will stimulate and foster creativity, encouraging more independent study.
Clay provided, tool kit purchased extra.
Please note: All students must have their own tools.
Class Fees: $195.00 (10 weeks)
Clay Tool Kits: $20.00.

 

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PROGRAM

FINE ARTS

AGE
FEE
DAY
TIME
START DATES
CODE
Children | Youth   SPRING
Artistic Techniques


Youth
(11-15+yrs)

$75
(6 wks)

Friday

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

March 24

AY001

Adults
Creative Illustration Adult
(18 yrs+)
$95
(6 wks)
Friday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm March 24 AA002

CERAMIC ARTS

Children | Youth
After School Sculpting Fun *
Child
(6 yrs+)
$155
(10 wks)
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm April 12 W003A
School’s Out Hand Building **
Youth
(10 yrs+)
$195
(10 wks)
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm April 12 W003B

Kid’s Can Sculpt *


Child
(6 yrs+)
$155
(10 wks)
Saturday 9:30 am - 11:00 am April 22 S001A
Kid’s Can Sculpt *

Child
(6 yrs+)
$155
(10 wks)
Saturday 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm April 22 S001B
Hand Building / Sculpture **
Youth
(10 yrs+)
$195 
(10 wks)
Saturday 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm April 22 S012A
Hand Building / Sculpture **
Youth
(10 yrs+)
$195
(10 wks)
Saturday 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm April 22 S012B
Pottery / Wheel **


Youth
(10 yrs+)
$195
(10 wks)
Saturday 9:30 am - 11:30 am April 22 S011A
Pottery / Wheel ** Youth
(10 yrs+)
$195
(10 wks)
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm April 22 S011B
Adults
PROGRAM
AGE
FEE
DAY
TIME
START DATES
CODE
Hand Building / Sculpture
Adult
(18 yrs+)
$220
(10 wks)
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm April 11 T001
Hand Building / Sculpture
Adult
(18 yrs+)
$220
(10 wks)
Tuesday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm April 11 T004
Pottery/Wheel
– All Level
s
Adult
(18 yrs+)
$220
(10 wks)
Wednesday 10:00 am -
1:00 pm
April 12 W001

Pottery / Wheel
- Intermediate


Adult
(18 yrs+)
$220
(10 wks)
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 
10:00 pm
April 12 W003
Pottery/Wheel
– All Level
s
Adult
(18 yrs+)
$220
(10 wks)
Thursday 10:00 am -
1:00 pm
April 13 R001
Pottery / Wheel 
- Beginner
Adult
(18 yrs+)
$220
(10 wks)
Thursday 7:00 pm - 
10:00 pm
April 13 R004

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*Course fee includes clay. Any tools required will be supplied.
**Course fee includes one bag of clay. Students must have their own tools.
Extra clay & tool kits can be purchased from the studio.
Durham West Arts Centre reserves the right to cancel any scheduled classes due to insufficient enrollment.

1867 Valley Farm Road, Pickering Recreation Complex 905-420-2667

 

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DWAC sponsors and supporters

Thanks to our generous sponsors and supporters.

Memberships with:

Memberships
Ontario Museum Association

PineRidge Arts Council
City of Pickering
Durham Tourism | Town of Ajax

City of Pickering Pickering Public Library Trillium Foundation

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 667 | Pickering, ON L1V 3T3 | Canada
Durham West Arts Centre Inc. | Pickering Recreation Complex | 1867 Valley Farm Road | Pickering, ON L1V 3Y7 | Canada
T. 905.420.2667

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Our Mission is to support, promote and present world-class, contemporary arts and culture. Through education, presentation and
partnership we will continue to develop awareness and engagement in the arts, increase our audience and membership, be
sustainable and champion the intrinsic need of arts and culture to our community.

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