The Visac Gallery and Creative Activities Centre has one of the best-outfitted public pottery facilities in the region.
The pottery room, located across from the gallery in the Greater Trail community Centre basement, has seven pottery wheels, two working tables (white & brown clay), slab roller, extruder, and two kilns available for use in a cooperative working environment.
As a member of VISAC ($25 annually) you may join a number of our clubs, including the pottery studio ($100 annually). As a studio member you have drop-in privileges to work on projects at your convenience during Greater Trail Community Centre operating hours.
For those looking for a new artistic hobby, Visac is offering three beginner pottery courses starting this month, one of which is for children. The clay and tools will be included with these classes, and you will have free drop-in privileges at the studio during the period of your course to practice on your own.
For more details or to register, call 364-1181 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This eight-week workshop will give you the skills to work on your own projects and join the pottery studio. Learn the basic techniques of slab work, pinch pots, coil pots and glazing your pots. You will learn to use an extruder and slab roller. When finished, you will have the knowledge and ability to work alone in the pottery facility.
Instructor: Terry Kaufman
Dates and times: Mondays, Oct. 17-Dec. 5 /7 – 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $225, Max. 7 people
This eight-week wheel workshop is for beginners, with or without any experience with clay. You will learn to centre the clay, make pots, trim pots and glaze them. This will cover the basic techniques. You will also use a number of wheels and work on your own projects. The pottery facility will be open for drop-in to you while you are attending classes so that you can practice and complete projects .
Instructor: Jim Fochuk
Dates and times: Thursdays, Oct. 13 – Dec. 1 / 7- 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $225, Max 7 people
Clay with Kids
This four-week class is a real hands-on chance to create with clay. We will try working with coils or “snakes”, pinch pots and sheets of clay. The aim is to make each child’s piece his or her own. Pieces will be ready to be Christmas gifts. Ages 6 – 12 years
Instructor: Theresa LeRose
Dates: Saturdays, Oct. 15 – Nov. 5 / 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Fees: $70 per child (clay included); Class size: 4 -8 children