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Pottery for the whole family

The Community Centre’s pottery studio has pottery classes to suit everyone in the family. - Photo submitted
The Community Centre’s pottery studio has pottery classes to suit everyone in the family.
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There’s an awesome clay project for every member of the family through the City of Campbell River Recreation & Culture Department this season.

Eight-week sessions begin Jan. 16 or 17 with Pottery for Everyone. Both beginner and ongoing classes will be held Thursdays between 6 and 9 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost for each eight-week session is $160 for adults or $155 for teens and 50+ members.

For people who already have experience working with clay, Pottery Drop-In takes place Fridays from 1-4 p.m. starting Jan. 17. Drop-in fee is $6 per person per day, and families are welcome. You can also purchase clay at $25 per bag, which includes the cost of glazes. Fees for firing depend on project size.

Kids attending Grades 2-6 can also have fun with clay in a six-session program called Claymates. Claymates explores hand-building, sculpting, glazing and working with the potter’s wheel. Monday and Thursday classes run from 3:30-5 p.m. and start Jan. 20 and 23. Cost is $80 per person.

All pottery classes and drop-in sessions are offered at the Campbell River Community Centre Pottery Studio, 401 – 11th Avenue. For more information regarding classes, call the Community Centre, 250-286-1161, or Sportsplex, 250-923-7911. The city also offers pottery lessons for community and school groups. Or, how about a children’s pottery party for youth seven years and older to celebrate a birthday, or any special occasion. A one-hour pottery class will be provided, with children making starfish or plaques, depending on the age of participants. Also, a room will be provided for cake serving and gift opening. Eight children can participate in the party for a cost of $150. To book pottery lessons for your group, or a pottery party, please call Linda Kubinec at the Community Centre (allow at least three weeks to coordinate party arrangements) at 250-286-1161 or email linda.kubinec@campbellriver.ca.

For more information regarding classes, call the Community Centre, 250-286-1161, or Sportsplex, 250-923-7911.

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