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Get involved with DWAC

Explore the opportunity to become part of a dynamic arts endeavor within your community.

Get involved! info@dwac.ca

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DWAC Membership Info and Form

By becoming a member of the Durham West Arts Centre you are helping grow the support for a permanent performing and visual arts centre in west Durham.
Visit our membership page for details.
Or download your membership form here.

Partners and Community Links

Ajax Creative Arts
DeSerres Art Supplies
Durham Tourism
Durham Sustainability
Oshawa Art Assoc. and Gallery 67
PineRidge Arts Council
Scugog Council for the Arts

Just a few

Reading and Remembrance
~ October and November

DWAC was proud to once again partner on this project. FREE on-line lessons for Women's History Month, Veteran's Week and Remembrance Day.

Be sure to visit: ReadingAndRemembrance.ca


2013 Archives

Looking for DWAC's 2004~2007 history? Check out this link.

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Thanks to our 2018 Tour
Corporate Sponsors



Pickering Recreation Centre
1867 Valley Farm Road
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1Y7



Art Class Registration form pdf


Children and Youth Pottery Classes

Adult Pottery Lessons

Arts Studio Classes

Pottery & Art Studio

Please note

  • All students must have their own tools. Studio will have took kits available for $20 (please request).


  • The main focus of this class will be hand building and wheel thrown projects.


  • Students will become more comfortable creating hand-built and thrown projects by using the techniques learned in the introductory course.


  • Students can work at their own pace. Emphasis is placed on technique, design and detail to develop their personal style.

Open Studio

  • Experienced potters, who are looking to improve and practice their techniques, may use this studio time to work on self-directed projects (clay not included).

Children & Youth

  • Students learn basic pottery techniques. Projects stimulate the imagination and develop pottery skills. Youth classes include 1 bag of clay. Clay is included for all projects in children's classes.


Special Pottery Events

Children | Youth
Special Group
Clay Events

Birthday Parties

Ladies Night | Wedding Shower

Schools | Guides | Beavers

Brownies | Cubs | Scouts

Come and sculpt a hand-built keepsake with your guests. You can choose from a series of displayed models | photographs at the Studio at the time of registration

For further information regarding special events, classes and registration forms please call the Studio.

Open Studio access at the cost of $3.00 per hour is available to any PS&AC registered student upon availability of space. Please be aware that there is no instruction during Open Studio.

Judith Matthews    



DWAC sponsors and supporters

Thanks to our generous sponsors and supporters.

Memberships with:

Ontario Museum Association

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

City of Pickering Pickering Public Library Trillium Foundation


Mailing Address: P.O. Box 667 | Pickering, ON L1V 3T3 | Canada


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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