Night and Day Studio

www.nightanddaystudio.com
947 Bentley Street, Mount Forest, ON N0G 2L3
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CLASSES > 2014

 

 

How to Book a Group Workshop

  1. Gather a group of 4 or more participants.
  2. Choose from the following list of workshops and add-ons. Or contact us to discuss other themes or projects.
  3. Click HERE to send us a note telling us what you'd like and we will coordinate a mutually beneficial time to host your group.

 

Workshops:

  • Children's or Parent/child Workshops
    (All children's groups must have a minimum of one parent/supervisor present for the class.)
  • Adult Workshops
    • 1-Day Raku Immersion >MORE
    • 2-Day Raku Immersion >MORE
    • Mythical Garden Spirit Workshop >MORE
    • Terracotta Wall Planters >MORE
    • Garden Tile Series
    • Bird House and Bird Feeders >MORE
    • What would Martha Do?
  • Professional Groups and Team Building
    • Technical Pointers Workshop for Potters >MORE
    • 3-Hour, 1-Day or 2-Day Team Experience Workshop >MORE

 

Add-ons (optional):

  • Catered lunch including Wellington North's famous butter tarts.
  • Accommodation (Meiklejohn House B&B or local campground, Pike Lake)
  • Team Building Exercises
  • Wood Fired Pizza (made on site by the participants)
  • Garden Tour and Seminar (WildThings Plant Farm)
  • Hike local trails along the South Saugeen River and Mill Pond.


Sample descriptions are provided below. For a complete list of workshops, descriptions and prices, please send us an email CLICK HERE.


"My Room" plaques (Kids)

Using handbuilding techniques, kids are taken through the steps of creating their own bedroom door plaque usually outlining their name and decorated with their favourite imagery. Projects can be picked up at the studio once fired (estimated 2 weeks) 1-hour $18 +hst

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Clay whistles (Kids)

Using handbuilding techniques, participants are taken through the steps of creating their own functional clay whistle.  Whistles can be made in a variety of shapes and decorated with fun surfaces.  The instructor will ensure that each whistle is functional prior to firing.  Projects can be picked up at the studio once fired (estimated 2 weeks)
1.5 hours $21 +hst

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Pottery Mug (Kids)

Using handbuilding techniques, participants are taken through the steps of creating their own functional pottery mug.  Once made by the participants, the mugs are left at the studio to dry and be fired twice.  The mugs are glazed by the instructor to render them functional, before the second firing.  Projects can be picked up at the studio once fired (estimated 2-3 weeks) 1.5 hours $25 +hst

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Bird Houses and Feeders (Kids)

A fun project for parents and kids to experience together!.

Choose from two styles for this 3-hour workshop. Sculpt a whimsical terracotta bird house or feeder created specifically with small songbirds in mind! We'll will have examples for you to choose from, but feel free to bring your own ideas to the workshop! Materials included. Projects can be picked up at the studio once fired (estimated 2-3 weeks) $40 +hst

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1-Day Raku Immersion Raku Workshop

No experience is necessary and all abilities are welcome.

Experience the unpredictability and fun of Raku firing. Students will learn various techniques of finishing pots using 5 'bisque fired' vessels provided. Using the techniques covered in the class, you will fire your pieces throughout the course of the day. (Additional vessels will be available at extra cost.) Due to the intense but 'quick' method of Raku, students will be able to take their fired pottery home at the end of the day! This is a full and rewarding day long workshop. Materials included. Lunch is catered. Now doesn't that sound like fun? $200+hst

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2-Day Raku Immersion

A more indepth look at this art form, compared to the 1-Day version, including the making of your own pottery to be fired on Day 2. Participants are able to purchase bisqued pots* to raku fire or bring bisqued pots from their own studios in addition to the pots made during the course. Several techniques and glazes will be explored. Due to the nature of this firing, participants are able to take their pots home at the end of the workshop. Lunch is catered each day. Most materials are included(*not included) $280 +hst

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Mythical Garden Spirit Mask Workshop

This is a great introduction into figurative sculpture. Use various pottery techniques to create a mythical spirit mask. Hang your garden spirit outdoors to protect your garden...or place it anywhere just to make you smile! These terracotta masks can be serious or whimsical, it's up to you. Your mask can be any size up to 12" by 12". Made using frostproof terracotta these spirits can be left outdoors year round. Materials included. 3-hours $40 +hst

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Terracotta Wall Planters

Using one of 2 designs, participants will create a planter that can be securely mounted to a wall or fence.  A nice way to add artistic flare to your garden.  (Image shown is of a student's unfired planter. All pots will be terracotta in colour once fired and frostproof) 3-hour $40 +hst

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Bird Houses and Feeders

A fun project for beginners, or for something different.

Choose one project type for this fun 3-hour workshop. Sculpt your own whimsical terracotta bird house or feeder created specifically with small songbirds in mind! Elsa will have examples for you to choose from, but feel free to bring your own ideas to the workshop! Materials included. $40 +hst

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Technical Pointers

Do you have pottery experience but would like help with specific skills? This workshop provides the technical support and instruction you're looking for. We offer a supportive, interactive environment shared with other potters. Submit a list of skills and techniques you wish covered prior to the workshop. We'll structure the time to suit everyone's individual needs. (Clay not included.) 3-hours $40 +hst

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Professional Groups and Team Experience Workshops

For information on our professional workshops and team building workshops, send us an email and we'd be happy to supply you with workshop outlines.

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Add-ons available:

Meiklejohn House B&B

Meiklejohn House B & B

 

Pike Lake

Pike Lake Campground and Golf Course

 

Mount Forest Walking Trails
Mount Forest Walking Trails and Team Building Exercises

 

WildThings Plant Farm
WildThings Plant Farm


Wood Fired Pizza Oven
On Site Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Call us and explore the possibilites!


techniques

Mythical Garden Spirit Workshop

In this image a student is working on the final sculpting phase of the project. All aspects of the mask are sculpted by hand. Students are guided through each facial feature, one at a time until the final look is achieved. The majority of students in this workshop have had no experience with clay, yet look at the results.

Brenda's Mythical Garden Spirit

 

Parent/Child Bird House and Feeder Workshop

 

Garden Tile Series Workshop

 

A nautical theme was incorporated into this Bird House. A fun take on the project!

 

 


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