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October Family Workshops $15/hr

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How much time should I book?

Each workshop is offered for 1 month and they fill REALLY fast. So if you see a time you want, we recommend booking asap. :)

Once you get in the studio and start creating you will see it is like a time warp! Time flies when you are having fun! As you would expect, it is really hard to know exactly how much time you will need. Every artist is different and often you may want to practice a bit before making your final piece.

But! You don’t have to complete the project in one sitting. In fact, some cannot be completed in one day. Often clay needs to be fired in the kiln before you can glaze (paint) your art. Each project has a recommended booking time and how many visits are required in the description.

Book as many days and times as you like. You have 1 month to finish each project. We will hold the project for up to 30 days from the first time you booked. After this time the step by steps and instructions will no longer be available.

*Projects must be picked up within 2 weeks after the 30 day booking period.

Adult participation required

Children aged 6-12 must come with an adult who is also registered in the workshop.  We do not have space for observers. The workshops are self-guided, children will need support from parents.  Maximum TWO children per registered adult, please.

How to book by the station

The studio is currently set up with numerous workstations that can accommodate up to 2 people. To book, choose 1 workstation for yourself OR for only $5 extra share a station with a friend. Each of you will still have your own materials & work on your own project but you will share the tablespace. Please book the appropriate number of stations for your party.

How do I book for more than 2 people?

If your party is larger than 2, please book more workstations using the quantity button. Please book the appropriate amount of workstations for your party. If you have some people who will be sharing a station, and some not, you may have to add the bookings to your cart separately (once for the sharers, once for the solos).

For example, if you have 6 people in your group, and everyone will be sharing stations, please select "yes" under sharing and select 3 in the quantity button.

If in your group of 5, you have 4 people who will be sharing, and 1 that needs their own workstation, please select "yes" under sharing and book 2 stations (add to your cart). Then, come back to the page and select "no" under sharing and book 1 more station.



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Terms & Agreements (Click to Expand)
  • Any children attending are at least the minimum age for the workshop (see in product descriptions below).
  • All children attending are accompanied by an adult who is also a paid participant.
  • Workshops are charged by the hour and that I see the amount of time estimates to complete. However the amount of time will fluctuate depending on the artist.
  • All projects are completed in studio and I cannot take materials home to complete.
  • I have read the workshop frequently asked questions and polices, as seen here.
  • I acknowledge the quantity box below is the number of stations I am booking.
  • The general pick-up timelines for artwork are as follows:
    - Clay - Ready in 5 days
    - Oven-Bake Ditto Clay - Ready in 2 days
    - Paintings - Ready in 2 days

October Workshop Choices

As we head into the heart of Autumn, it’s time to fall back into some cozier habits. With a focus on joy, togetherness, socializing, and feeling warmth through spending time at the studio creating these amazing projects.

In October there are so many reasons to get together at the studio. Celebrate autumn arriving by making beautiful Little Teacup Friends and Pumpkin Spice Paintings, make each other laugh while creating amazing handmade Pumpkin Spice Mugs and Pumpkin Bright sculptures or celebrate Halloween by creating fun mixed media Pour Lil Monster or an oven-bake clay spooky Witch Kitty!

*Workshops fill up fast! The October collections are only available for the month of October so register quick! 

Autumn Celebration Collection

Autumn means it’s officially time to get cozy and celebrate with one of these cozy activities at the studio! Explore using clay to sculpt a mug or get messy and paint a gorgeous pumpkin inspired painting.

Recommended time: building 1.5–2.5 hours + glazing 1-2 hours
Sessions required: 2 or more

Teatime just got a whole lot cuter and spookier! In this clay workshop, you will get to sculpt a teacup out of stoneware clay and then add a spooky little friend—a ghost, black cat, or pumpkin inside. You can then book a second session to add colour using underglaze and glaze to make it shiny. We will fire it in the kiln once more, and voila! It's yours to take home.

Recommended time: 2–3 hours
Sessions required: 1 or more

Celebrate autumn with this Pumpkin Spice inspired mixed media painting using acrylics and metallic pens on canvas.

Halloween Collection

Are you ready for a spooky story?

It was a dark, stormy night in October...but the studio was bright and fun as artists sculpted their very own Halloween-inspired Pumpkin Bright Tealights made of stoneware clay and beautiful Pumpkin Spice Mugs. Sounds like a spooktacular way to spend quality time with friends & family!

Recommended time: building 1.5–2.5 hours + glazing 1-2 hours
Sessions required: 2 or more

Create a Norman Rockwell inspired sculpture using stoneware clay! Start by sculpting and shaping your clay and then book a second session to glaze your pumpkin using professional underglazes!

Recommended time: building 1.5–2.5 hours + sgraffito (underglaze) 1 hour

Sessions required: 2 or more

Pumpkin Spice Season has arrived! In this sgraffito designed clay mug workshop, learn how to shape a beautiful pumpkin spice stoneware mug and decorate with graphic. Book a second session to sgraffito (underglaze).

How To Make A Monster Collection

How? Use your imagination! Create and design this Witch Kitty out of Ditto oven-bake clay or become a mixed media pro and get creative making a Pour Lil Monster out of paper and other fun materials!

Recommended time: painting 1–1.5 hours + pouring 1 hour
Sessions required: 2

In this mixed media workshop, get crafty and learn how to make this super cool monster project! Experiment with so many different mediums–Ditto oven-bake clay, liquid vitreous and acrylic paint!

Recommended time: sculpting colossal version 2-3 hours/small version 1 hour
Sessions required: colossal 1-2 / small 1

In this oven-bake clay workshop, you will get to create a colossal witch kitty with little mouse friends! Learn how to sculpt and create your masterpiece out of our Ditto oven-bake clay! Project also available in a smaller size.

Shorties Collection

Looking for a shorter workshop?

The shortie workshops usually take 1 to 1.5 hours to complete and can be completed in one sitting!

Recommended time: sculpting 1 hour
Sessions required: 1

Get inspired by Halloween and learn how to create these adorable spooky scenes! Using our Ditto oven-bake clay, you'll get to sculpt up to 3 different scenes and add your spookiest and cutest details.

Recommended time: sculpting 1-1.5 hours
Sessions required: 1

Join us in the studio to create these amazing Halloween-inspired cutie baby pets! You'll get to use our Ditto oven-bake clay and learn how to make a rat, cat, owl, bat, snake and dog!

Workshop FAQs

  • How do you book?
    Simply book on the workshop pages. You have 30 days from the original booking to complete your project. If you are booking a repeat visit that falls outside the original month you booked choose "continuing a previous project" or "glazing" from the dropdown menu of the current month. Projects must be picked up within 2 weeks of the end of the 30 day period. Storage space limited. There is $5 administration fee per person for any adult or family workshop transfers or credit requests.
    Can I book for a workshop party or get-together?
    Just enjoying an afternoon at the studio, getting a group of friends together to celebrate, booking the whole studio for your team, or just enjoying some family time. Whatever you need! Please note, the studio is a communal space so make sure to book a spot for anyone attending and know that there will be other people in the studio unless you book the whole studio. Please make sure to look at the workshop timelines in the project descriptions and note if minimum times are required to complete the project.
    How much time should I book?
    Each workshop is offered for 1 month only and they fill REALLY fast. So if you see a time you want, we recommend booking asap. :)

    Once you get in the studio and start creating you will see it is like a time warp! Time flies when you are having fun! As you would expect, it is really hard to know exactly how much time you will need. Every artist is different and often you may want to practice a bit before making your final piece.

    But! You don’t have to complete the project in one sitting. In fact, some cannot be completed in one day. Often clay needs to be fired in the kiln before you can glaze (paint) your art. Each project has a recommended booking time and how many visits are required in the description.

    Book as many days and times as you like. You have 1 month to finish each project. We will hold the project for up to 30 days from the first time you booked. After this time the step by steps and instructions will no longer be available.

    *Projects must be picked up within 2 weeks after the 30 day booking period.

    What happens if I need more time?
    You can book more time at a minimum rate of $15 per hour. In your original booking, book extra time if you are chatty. :) If you under book, we cannot guarantee you will be able to extend your booking on that same day. But no big deal! Just come back another day! Please note, no credits or refunds for unused time.
    Do you offer walk-ins?
    Sure, if there is space but… there is likely not space so … maybe just book. :)
    How often do the projects change?
    There are 8 new projects each month.
    New projects are announced on the first of each month for the following month. For example, November workshops will be announced on October 1st.
    What are your policies?
    Please read here.
    Do you have Gift Cards?
    Yep—here!
  • Do you require masks?
    Currently not required by government health guidelines.
    What should I wear?
    Dress for mess! We are an art studio and paint can be lurking around any corner and jump on you. We use professional materials and art supplies which means paint may stain clothing, shoes and jackets. Bare feet (or socks without shoes) are not permitted anywhere in the studio. We do not provide smocks, footwear, or shoe covers. Please wear appropriate footwear. We are not responsible for damage to clothing or personal belongings. Please leave the ball gowns and tuxedos at home.
    What happens when we arrive?
    It is good to be approximately 5 minutes early so you can get started on time. When you arrive you will be greeted by an instructor and then seated as soon as possible. The instructor will bring you the materials you need to get started and walk you through important information regarding the medium you have chosen. They will then show you how to navigate through the video step by step instructions. If you have questions or need an instructor to demo a technique, the instructors will be circling around the room to help. We run our workshops like this so you can work at your own pace and socialize with friends as much as you like throughout your studio time.
    How do the instructions work?
    We are a creative space for you to socialize, relax and work at your own pace. Follow the video step by step instructions. The instructors will be circling the room if you have questions. This way you can work at your own pace, socialize on your own time and get as much or as little help as you need.
    Can I just take the materials home to finish?
    Sorry, we do not offer this option. Please follow recommended time bookings for every project.
    Can I make whatever I want?
    Everyone needs to stick to the project they choose from the menu & follow the sizing guidelines.
  • When can I pick up my art?
    Please message us through the home page of our website and choose the question—"Is my art ready for pick up?" An automated message will tell you our current firing and drying times. Please check our contact page before coming to the studio to make sure we are open. We check our chat messages as often as possible. Please don’t send a chat, phone and a send an email. We promise we will get back to you.
  • Can you tell me more about Clay Workshops?

    Sometimes things happen …

    • Sometimes clay breaks, it just does—pieces fall off
    • Sometimes things move in the kiln and there may be a mark on your piece
    • Sometimes glaze doesn’t behave as expected
    • Sometimes art takes more time than you may think
    • Sometimes instructors get ill, and we need to run with less staff than planned
    • Sometimes it takes a while to find the information from a gift card from many years ago
    • A child will cry, be loud or not listen. They do that. They are all good. Parents are trying their best
    • You will need to follow the templates and sizing, too big means more kiln or storage space, too small means likely to get lost
    • Extra time is billed by the hour minimum at a rate of $15/hr
    • If you don’t write your first and last name and the date clearly on your piece, expect for it to get lost or mistakenly picked up by another with the same name
    • Adults—The workshops are for fun and social time. It is not a replacement for art school.
    • Sometimes we have to dispose of artwork if it is not picked up within 2 weeks
    • Sometimes it may take a minute or two to find your art piece
    • Sometimes there are mixups
    • Sometimes your name may get covered in the firing process
    • We will fire things in the kiln as quickly as we possibly can. We need a full load to run the kiln and sometimes things need extra time to dry before they can be placed in the kiln or they will explode
    • Sometimes clay explodes.
    • Art supply costs are really high, rent is high, shipping is high, overhead is high, we may be able to offer a credit in some cases like clay breakage, but if you miss your workshop or call day of your booking to cancel, the space was still set aside for you and we cannot offer a refund or credit.
    • You will need to make just the maximum number of pieces when we specify.
    • If you overwork the clay or add too much water it will cave in or crack. Follow the time guidelines and instructions as best you can.
    • If you have never done art before, you will need to practice and accept it won’t be perfect on your first try. Come back many times, practice and enjoy the process.
    • If you don’t write your first and last name and the date clearly on your piece, expect for it to get lost or mistakenly picked up by another with the same nameIf you are late, yes, it will feel like there was not enough time.
    Can I glaze more than one thing at a time?

    You are welcome to book glaze multiple items at a time. Glazing time is $15/hr. You can glaze more than one piece during your glazing booking, time permitting. Maximum 2 dip glazing pieces per hour of booked studio time in order to cover glazing and kiln costs.

    For example, if you book an hour glazing, and can finish glazing 2 pieces from 2 different building or throwing sessions in that hour glazing session—that is great!

    Please understand in order to cover professional glaze and second firing costs we are not able to credit or refund unused time if you are able to finish glazing early.

    Can the studio glaze the item for me?

    Yes, $17 per piece plus tax if you would like us to glaze your clay for you. This is not available for hand glazed, decorative pieces.

  • Can you tell me more about oven-bake clay workshops?

    Sometimes things happen …

    • We use Ditto Polymer Clay, which is an incredibly malleable oven-bake clay that comes in many colours
    • Oven baking hardens the creations, making them durable and long-lasting
    • Sometimes however, if not handled well after baking, oven-bake polymer clay can break, pieces can fall off. It is not a toy even though it can look like it! If handled roughly it will break.
    • Sometimes art takes more time than you may think
    • You cannot take materials home to finish the workshop
    • You will need to follow the sizing and project guidelines
    • Extra time is billed by the hour minimum at a rate of $15/hr
    • There is no credit for finishing early
    • If you don’t write your first and last name and the date clearly on your piece, expect for it to get lost or mistakenly picked up by another with the same name
    • Sometimes we have to dispose of artwork if it is not picked up within 2 weeks

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