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Beginners Potter's Wheels

mini/max 2-5 potters. $150+tax includes 2 participants, additional potters are $75 +tax

  • 1 h 15 min
  • 150 Canadian dollars
  • Main Street South

Service Description

Here's how it works... Our instructors will get you started and guide you through the process to make sure you have a great time and get a good start. You’ll work with two .75 pound balls of clay; you’ll follow along with the instructor with the first, learn on your own with the second and make something that you’ll love. Don't worry its not as intimidating as it sounds, your instructor will be there every step of the way to see you have fun and correct your form when they can to ensure a successful piece. When done, you can choose ONE bowl from the two. Once it's done kiln baking we'll notify for your SECOND studio trip, that's right the fun doesn't stop at the wheel! Once you're called, you can come into custom paint your solidified pottery bowl during the week at no charge. Once you're done your custom piece it'll then go into the kiln for a second time to make your paints bright, shiny, functional and permanent. Aprons are provided, but it’s likely you’ll still get some clay on the clothes, no problem it washes out. People with long nails will find the process a good deal harder so we'll teach you the best way we know how, with a sponge. If you have the choice, believe me postpone your nail appointment until after, your little ball of clay will thank you. Duration 1.15 hours. Unfortunately the $75 deposit is non-refundable. minimum 2 guests = $150 Additional potters are $75 Includes a 2nd weekday painting trip + kiln baking *Tax is not included with the pricing*

Cancellation Policy

PARTY POLICY: -Deposit: All parties have a non refundable deposit of $50 to hold the date and time. We do not reschedule/move private parties without significant notice (1 week). If you cancel you will need to re-book and your deposit is lost as we held that spot and turned away other bookings. - Parents and other non-participating guests: Space is limited! Please communicate to parents of your participating guests that this is a drop-off event. We have limited capacity for extra parents. You are welcome to have one or two parents assist you with your party but we find parties work best when mom and dad of the guests have left. If a parent is going to stay behind they will need to spend their time creating something themselves in the main studio while they wait for the conclusion of the party. This is also true of any relatives that maybe joining you. This excludes the early party slot from 10am-11:45am before opening that is recommended for younger painters (6 years and younger). - Confirming your guest count: The Guest of Honour is included in your guest count. Please confirm your final guest count with us 48 hours in advance of your party. If we don't hear from you we will plan your party around the original guest count you provided at time of booking. WORKSHOP CANCELLATIONS (wheels and clay hand building): you may cancel your spot with a 48 hr notice, your deposit amount will turn into store credit that can be used anytime for walk-in painting or you may reschedule another possible class, your credit will be valid for up to one month. If you reschedule for a class and if cancelled a second time your deposit will be invalid going forward. We appreciate a 48hr notice to avoid any unnecessary set up, if we are not notified your credit will be invalid. Deposits are non refundable if not notified 48 hours prior and will be used to pay for the instructors dedicated time. LATE FOR A WORKSHOP: We start our classes on time, so please don’t be late. We understand that sometimes there are unforeseeable issues. These things happen. Do try your best to not disturb the class any further once you have arrived. If you are 5-10 minutes late to a workshop it makes it really hard on the instructor and the class. Please avoid this by arriving 5-10 minutes early. The classroom itself will open up 5 minutes before the start of the class so you have time to grab an apron and settle in. CLAY DAMAGE: Kiln clay explosions are unlikely but they do happen. Refunds are not provided for damaged clay due to kiln explosions. Please note each artist is responsible for ensuring pieces are securely attached and follow the necessary steps in order to avoid breakage and air pockets. Main Ideas is not responsible for repair or replacement to clay pieces. LATE FOR WORKSHOP: If you are more than 15 minutes late to a workshop you are just not going to have enough time to complete the necessary steps in the project and you may not be able to join in. Understand that we cannot offer a refund or credit if you are late and unable to join the class. We require 48 hours notice for any cancellations and transfers and could have had another artist in your place. Thank you for your understanding.

Contact Details

  • 254 Main Street South, Newmarket, ON, Canada


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