CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
The Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts offers classes and workshops from its studio space in Yellowknife, NT. Our core disciplines are currently pottery and mixed media, including fibre arts, stained glass and silversmithing. Classes and workshops in other disciplines are offered from time to time based on interest and availability of instructors.
Registration for Fall 2023 classes and workshops was delayed by the wildfire evacuation of Yellowknife. Online registration for both pottery and mixed media will open on September 27, 2023 with classes and workshops starting in early October.
Details of upcoming classes and workshops are being posted as the schedule develops.
CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
The Guild offers a variety of pottery and mixed media classes during fall, winter and spring sessions.
Pottery programs include adult wheel and handbuilding classes, a range of project or skilled based workshops, and occasional child and youth classes. Mixed media programs typically include weaving, knitting, felting, fabric dyeing, stained glass, and silversmithing. Classes and workshops in other media and crafts are offered when possible.
Our instructors are talented artists with extensive knowledge and experience in their respective disciplines. Many are studio potters or active Guild members with a strong commitment to sharing their skills with the community.
VISITING ARTIST WORKSHOPS
The Guild strives to host a least one multi-day workshop per year with visiting artists in each of pottery and a mixed media discipline.
Our visiting artist workshops offer members the opportunity to develop skills in specialized aspects of their discipline and to gain inspiration for new directions in their art. Our visiting artist workshops are made possible through grant funding from the NWT Arts Council.
Past visiting artist workshops have included glaze-mixing, mono-printing, tile-making, stained glass tiffany lamp-making, and much more. Skills learned in these workshops enable our instructors to continually improve and expand on our programs.
Membership in the Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts is required for participation in all classes and workshops offered through the Guild. In an effort to make our programs as accessible as possible, we offer several different membership levels. Registration details for each program indicate the level of membership required and any necessary prerequisites. Based on the preference of the instructor, some programs may require proof of Covid-19 vaccination.
Classes and workshops are typically scheduled into fall, winter and spring sessions. Registration is conducted online and spaces are always in high demand. We recommend that members and prospective students subscribe to our newsletter and check our website regularly to learn about upcoming classes and workshops.
Registration and materials fees for classes and workshops are non-refundable except in very limited circumstances. Membership fees must be paid in advance of registration and are non-refundable even if a particular class or workshop is unavailable. Acknowledgement of our Refund Policy is a condition of registration. Registrations cannot be transferred between students or between classes or workshops.