Wheel 1 is an introduction to working on the wheel. Contemporary methods of altering forms, surface treatments, and handbuilt additions will be emphasized.

Students in Hand Forming 1 will be introduced to basic hand forming techniques as well as simple molds and extruded work. The emphasis is on designing and producing innovative forms.

Introduction to Glaze Technology and Surface Treatment is an introduction to glaze chemistry and formulation.  Students will develop their own personal glaze palette using the raw materials that make up commercial glazes.  Other surface treatments covered will include slips, under glaze and screen printing.

This is a basic drawing course designed to give students a background and experience in the fundamentals of drawing as a basic visual communication.  Through exercises and assignments, the student will learn to use drawings as a tool to record a concept, manipulate, develop, communicate and refine those concepts.

To introduce students to the elements and principles of design through a series of two and three dimensional design projects which place an emphasis on creative problem solving. Critical analysis and discussion will have an important role in all aspects of developing a visual vocabulary. Throughout course projects and personal research, students will investigate the process of design and the relevance it has to their studio practice, and their personal development.

This course is an introductory study of the principles and application of colour and imagery on cloth utilizing resist techniques, block printing and silkscreen printing with dyes and pigments. 


Ethnographic explorations will be the beginnings of this class with time-honoured hand felting techniques extending into the development of contemporary applications.

All explorations in this course will occur in the context of the study of pattern and plane symmetries and textile design as well as the application of dye technology.


In this course the student will be taken through a step-by- step process of designing and making a limited product line for a contemporary market.  (4.5 hours for 8 weeks).

This course addresses contemporary visual language and form. Students will investigate the use of new and familiar materials, exploring 2 and 3 dimensional works through exercises and projects within a contemporary mix media vein.

This is an introduction to the computer as a creative design tool for product development and production for specific markets.

This course gives the student an opportunity to develop a self-directed body of work. In consultation with the studio instructors students are encouraged to work independently, pursuing areas of personal interest.  Students submit an application outlining what they intend to work on in the self-directed studio course.