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Intro to Wheel Throwing | SOLD OUT

*Previously called "Intro to Pottery"*

Patrick Royle | SOLD OUT
Jan. 9 - Feb. 20 | 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Once a week, Every Thursday

Larry DuGuay | SOLD OUT
Mar. 11 - Apr. 22 | 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Once a week, Every Wednesday


Larry DuGuay  | SOLD OUT
Mar. 12 - Apr. 23  | 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Once a week, Every Thursday

General $275+gst | Member $247.50+gst

Clay sold seperately
Ages 14+

Register: www.artsunderground.eventbrite.ca | 867.667.4080 | Arts Underground
*please note we cannot offer refunds and additional fees apply through Eventbrite*

Previously called "Level 1 Intro to Pottery". This is a seven-week course demonstrating the steps and skills required for wheel throwing, start to finish.
This course includes learning to wedge and centering clay, throwing basic shapes and vessels, and
basic dip glazing. Participants learn the terminology and beginning techniques to get them started to
practice on their own.


Participant Material List:
*Please purchase the following from Arts Underground before the first class*

     - 1 x 22lb bag of clay; includes firing and glazing fees (clay $15 - $25 + firing $30)

Screen Printing 101

Rebekah Senko | Whitehorse Artist
March 4+5 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
General $150+gst | Member $135+gst
all materials included | ages 14+


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*please note we cannot offer refunds and additional fees apply through Eventbrite*




Participants learn about equipment, tools and materials used for screen-printing and how to properly
maintain each. At the end of this course, everyone will know how to coat, expose and reclaim screens,
create film positives by hand and print one-colour designs. This is a great beginner set up to understand
how the technical screen printing process works.



Intro to Handbuilding: Ceramics

Chris Scherbarth | SOLD OUT!
NOTE: Jan. 11 session postponed due to extreme cold weather
Revised dates: Jan. 18 – Feb.15 (make-up session added on Feb. 1| 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Once a week, Every Saturday
General $155+gst | Member $139.50+gst
max 7 participants | ages 14+


 






Participants in this course will learn the basic techniques of making ceramic objects by hand,
without a potter’s wheel. The course will focus on the wide-ranging use of clay slabs, but will
also cover pinch pottery and coil building. Participants will have an opportunity to make a number
of functional items – such as bowls, platters and vases – and to finish them in ceramic glazes
of their own choosing. Along the way, participants will receive tips about handling clay, assembling
their work and applying surface texture and details. The final session is a brief “kiln opening” and
discussion of the fired results, after which participants will take home their hand-built creations.     

Great for beginners and those who wish to freshen their skills in order to tackle advanced projects.

Participant Material List:
*Please purchase the following from Arts Underground before the first class*

1 x 22lb bag of clay; includes firing and glazing fees (clay $25 + firing $30)



Painting in Pairs: Valentines

Maya Rosenberg | sold out
Thurs Feb. 14 | 6:30pm - 9:30pm
General $160+gst, per pair
Member $144+gst per pair
Supplies, alcohol and appetizers included
Ages 19+

sold out
To be added to our waitlist, please email Rebekah at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your email and phone number. 

Let Maya Rosenberg be your host as you sip wine or drink some beer from a local brewery,
nibble on some appetizers, and paint the night away.
In three hours, you and your paint-mate
will create a match-up set of landscapes. Your date can be your grandfather, your wife, or your
best friend, but not your cat.



The Art of Managing your Career

Heather Steinhagen | Whitehorse Artist
Feb. 29 + Mar. 1 | 9:00am – 5:00pm
General $100+gst | Member $90+gst
12 participants max | ages 14+


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The Art of Managing Your Career is a workshop for indigenous artists working in all disciplines – visual artists,
writers, dancers, theatre artists and managing the many aspects of their career. Through presentations, group
work and practical exercises, the workshop will focus on ways artists can recognize opportunities, generate
new ideas and organize resources in planning to realize their artistic goals.

Concretely, we will explore:

  • Why be an artist?
  • Historical and contemporary contexts for indigenous artists
  • Establishing your personal career goals
  • Assessing your current strengths and challenges
  • Defining what you need – skills, tools, resources etc.
  • Making plans – strategic plan, communications plan and business plan
  • Presenting Yourself – with portfolio, website, marketing strategy, social media
  • Managing legal and financial matters
  • Finding funding and resources

Encaustic Painting for Kids

Marlene Collins | Whitehorse Artist
Jan. 25+26 | 10:00am – 3:00pm
General $150+gst | Member $135+gst
max 9 participants | ages 8-13
all supplies included


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This is a fantastic opportunity for kids who like creating to work with materials they don’t regularly use.
Encaustic paint is an ancient medium made with melted beeswax and pigment. Over the weekend kids
will learn how to use the paint, carve and scratch in texture, build it up, colour it with pastel and graphite,
heat it and work with collage. This is a fun and tactile medium that brings out the explorer in kids. 


Encaustic Painting for Adults

Marlene Collins | 2 Spots Left
Feb. 22 | 10:00am – 4:00pm
Feb. 23 | 10:00am – 2:00pm
General $125+gst | Member $112.50
max 10 participants | ages 14+
all supplies included


 Spots Left!
*please note we cannot off refunds and additional fees apply through Eventbrite*


Encaustic paint is an ancient medium that combines melted beeswax and pigment. Over the weekend, students
will learn how to use the paint, create surface textures by carving or building, add detail with pastel and graphite,
and work with collage elements. This is a fun and forgiving medium that lends itself to experimentation. No
drawing skills needed.



Screen Printed Ceramics

Astrid Kruse | Whitehorse Artist
Saturday February 1 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
General $85+gst | Member $76.50+gst

Max 8 people | Ages 14+

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There are many ways to decorate a ceramic pot. In this workshop, we will be focusing on how to screen print images and transfer them onto leather-hard ceramics using slip and underglazes. If you love to draw/paint or want to add personality to your pots, this is a great class for you.

You will learn how to screen print an image using slip and underglazes and transfer it to various surfaces; round, curved, straight etc. There will be a selection of patterns prepared on silk screens for you to learn and play with.

This class will only cover printing the imagery and transferring it. If you wish to learn more about the full screen-printing process (prepping your art, coating and exposing screens), we encourage you to register for the Screen-Printing 101 workshop in March.


Talking About Art

Talking about Art | Group Critique
Tues. Jan 28 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
$5 for everyone
Max 10 people | Ages 14+

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Critiques can be daunting for artists, but don’t be scared! They exist to help rather than hinder us. 


A group critique is a group of artists coming together to talk about their art and to give each other advice. During these two hours, each person will talk about their work, leading into an open discussion. This discussion will get you thinking about your process, why you make art and focusing on your successes. You will discover that the more group critiques you participate in, the more inspired and comfortable you will feel - not only talking about your own work, but other artists’ work too. 
Bring a finished project or a work in progress. If you have sketchbook work, inspiration boards or any process work, please bring those along too. We will spend the first five minutes setting up and displaying our work before we begin.

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