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Intro to Ceramics/Pottery with Patrick Royle, Tuesdays, Sept 5 - Oct 17

Instructor: Patrick Royle
Dates: Tuesdays, September 5 - October 17 (7 sessions)
Time: 7-10 pm
Ages: 14+
Cost: $325 plus GST (includes clay, glazes, and firing)

Students will be introduced to the properties of clay, wheel throwing techniques, some hand-building and studio practice. After glazing and firing, participants will have beautiful functional pottery or one of a kind works of art to take away.

To register, drop by Arts Underground or call reception at (867) 667-4080. Yukon Art Society members get 10% off.

Intro to Ceramics/Pottery with Lynne Sofiak, Wednesdays, Sept 6 - Oct 18

Instructor: Lynne Sofiak
Dates: Tuesdays, September 6 - October 18 (7 sessions)
Time: 7-10 pm
Ages: 14+
Cost: $325 plus GST (includes clay, glazes, and firing)

Students will be introduced to the properties of clay, wheel throwing techniques, some hand-building and studio practice. After glazing and firing, participants will have beautiful functional pottery or one of a kind works of art to take away.

To register, drop by Arts Underground or call reception at (867) 667-4080. Yukon Art Society members get 10% off.

Intro to Pottery, Level II, with Astrid Kruse, Oct 19 - Nov 30

 
Instructor: Astrid Kruse
Dates: Thursdays, October 19 - November 30 (7 sessions)
Time: 7-10 pm
Ages: 14+
Cost: $325 plus GST (includes clay, glazes, and firing)

Push beyond the basics to hone your throwing techniques with instruction on shaping, decorating, and altering the basic clay cylinder. Yes, you are ready for this class if you have taken beginner pottery.

To register, drop by Arts Underground or call reception at (867) 667-4080. Yukon Art Society members get 10% off.

Introduction to Silversmithing (Ring Making) with Shelley MacDonald, Oct 29

 
Instructor: Shelley MacDonald
Dates: October 29
Time: 1pm-5pm
Ages: 14+
Cost: $150 plus GST (all supplies included)

Students will be introduced to the fundamental of jewellery-making and design, including metal-piercing, filing and soldering. Each student will be making a silver band ring.  Bring a notebook, pen and old clothing to wear. You will receive a handout on studio safety, equipment, and the techniques that will be covered, so you’ll know just what to expect. No previous experience required!

To register, drop by Arts Underground or call reception at (867) 667-4080. Yukon Art Society members get 10% off.

Introduction to Silversmithing (Ring Making) with Shelley MacDonald, Nov 5

Instructor: Shelley MacDonald
Dates: November 5
Time: 1pm-5pm
Ages: 14+
Cost: $150 plus GST (all supplies included)

Students will be introduced to the fundamental of jewellery-making and design, including metal-piercing, filing and soldering. Each student will be making a silver band ring.  Bring a notebook, pen and old clothing to wear. You will receive a handout on studio safety, equipment, and the techniques that will be covered, so you’ll know just what to expect. No previous experience required!

To register, drop by Arts Underground or call reception at (867) 667-4080. Yukon Art Society members get 10% off.

Introduction to Carving with Calvin Morberg, Oct 21 & 22

Instructor: Calvin Morberg
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, October 21, 22 (2 sessions)
Time: 10am-4pm
Ages: 14+
Cost: $210 plus GST (all materials included)

Students will design, plan, carve and polish a two-dimentional relief of a butterfly on a 5"x5" piece of basswood. There will be time to paint, with guidance from Calvin, if participants would like to add colour to their work.

Calvin is a full-time carving instructor at Northern Cultural Expressions Society.  He comes from the Dak’lawèidí (eagle clan) of the inland Tlingit Nation and has been invited around the world to showcase his work.

To register, drop by Arts Underground or call reception at (867) 667-4080. Yukon Art Society members get 10% off.

Raku! - with Patrick Royle, Sept 16 - Oct 1 (5 sessions)

Instructor: Patrick Royle
Dates & Times:  (5 sessions) Saturday & Sunday, September 16, 17 @ Arts Underground (10am-5pm)/ (10am-2pm); Friday, Saturday & Sunday, September 29, 30, Oct 1 @ Raven Pottery Studio (6pm-8pm)/(10am-5pm)/(10am-5pm)
Ages: 14+
Cost: $335 plus GST (all materials included)

Raku is a firing technique developed in Japan for making teacups in the 16th Century. The uniqueness of Raku firing is in its process of heating clay to a high temperature followed by rapidly cooling to cause the glaze to crack and create metallic colours in its finish. In this 5-day course, Patrick will spend the first two days at Arts Underground instructing students on how to build their vessels with clay; the final three days will take place at his studio Raven Pottery for the unique glazing and firing processes. Some experience with clay is recommended.

To register, drop by Arts Underground or call reception at (867) 667-4080. Yukon Art Society members get 10% off.

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