Sign up now for the city of Campbell River Recreation and Culture Department’s popular pottery classes, which start up again this month.
Classes start Thursday, Sept. 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This season will offer four-week and eight-week sessions for beginner and advanced students. The cost for four weeks is $80 for adults or $75 for teens and 50+ members. The cost for eight weeks is $160 for adults or $155 for teens and 50+ members.
Jacquie Clark will instruct evening classes and Joan Grimm will instruct daytime and children’s classes again this fall.
For people who already have experience working with clay, Pottery Drop-In takes place Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m. starting Sept. 19. Drop-in fee is $6 per person per day, and families are welcome. You can also purchase clay at $18 per half bag.
Kids attending Grades 2 and up can also have fun with clay in a six-week program called Claymates. Claymates explores hand-building, sculpting, glazing and working with the potter’s wheel. Monday or Wednesday classes run from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and start Oct. 6 and 8. Cost is $80 per person. All pottery classes and drop-in sessions are offered at the Campbell River Community Centre. For more information regarding classes, call the Community Centre, 250-286-1161, or Sportsplex, 250-923-7911.
The city also offers pottery lessons for community and school groups and children’s pottery parties for youth seven years and older to celebrate a birthday or special occasion. A one-hour pottery class will be provided, with children making starfish or plaques, depending on the age of participants. Eight children can participate in the party for a cost of $150.
To book pottery lessons for your group, or a pottery party, call Linda Kubinec at the Community Centre at 250-286-1161 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allow at least three weeks to coordinate party arrangements.