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November Family Workshops $15/hr

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How much time should I book?

Each workshop is offered for 1 month and they fill REALLY fast. So if you see a time you want, we recommend booking asap. :)

Once you get in the studio and start creating you will see it is like a time warp! Time flies when you are having fun! As you would expect, it is really hard to know exactly how much time you will need. Every artist is different and often you may want to practice a bit before making your final piece.

But! You don’t have to complete the project in one sitting. In fact, some cannot be completed in one day. Often clay needs to be fired in the kiln before you can glaze (paint) your art. Each project has a recommended booking time and how many visits are required in the description.

Book as many days and times as you like. You have 1 month to finish each project. We will hold the project for up to 30 days from the first time you booked. After this time the step by steps and instructions will no longer be available.

*Projects must be picked up within 2 weeks after the 30 day booking period.

Adult participation required

Children aged 6-12 must come with an adult who is also registered in the workshop.  We do not have space for observers. The workshops are self-guided, children will need support from parents.  Maximum TWO children per registered adult, please.

How to book by the station

The studio is currently set up with numerous workstations that can accommodate up to 2 people. To book, choose 1 workstation for yourself OR for only $10 extra share a station with a friend. Each of you will still have your own materials & work on your own project but you will share the tablespace. Please book the appropriate number of stations for your party.

How do I book for more than 2 people?

If your party is larger than 2, please book more workstations using the quantity button. Please book the appropriate amount of workstations for your party. If you have some people who will be sharing a station, and some not, you may have to add the bookings to your cart separately (once for the sharers, once for the solos).

For example, if you have 6 people in your group, and everyone will be sharing stations, please select "yes" under sharing and select 3 in the quantity button.

If in your group of 5, you have 4 people who will be sharing, and 1 that needs their own workstation, please select "yes" under sharing and book 2 stations (add to your cart). Then, come back to the page and select "no" under sharing and book 1 more station.



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November Workshops Choices ♡

Savour every moment of coziness and comfy making your very own beutiful creations! Gather with friends and family to celebrate being together and making memories.

*Workshops fill up fast!The November collections are only available for the month of November so register quick! 

Handmade For Home Collection

Create your own awesome handmade teapot and mugs from scratch! Use hand building techniques, clay stamping, and our beautiful underglazes to create and embellish your own unique set of dishes! Feel free to come back again and again to practice & sculpt a whole set of mugs! Doing the dishes has never been so much fun!

Recommended time: building 2 hours + glazing 1 hour
Sessions required: 2 or more

Reminiscent of artisanal antique ceramics, our stoneware belly mugs are decorated with handmade clay stamps, beautiful glaze and finished with a raw clay bottom.

Recommended time: building 3  hours + glazing 1 hour
Sessions required: 2

Hand build your own beautiful stoneware clay pottery teapot. You will choose your own design options and will have a handmade teapot to keep forever. 

Let It Glow Collection

Gathering at the studio for a 4Cats holiday workshop is a wonderful and inspiring way for friends and family to spend time together. Together create unique handmade gifts or family keepsakes during this holiday season.

Introducing our Handmade Glow Trees & Little Stone Houses Workshops!

These wonderful stoneware peices will make a beautiful addition to your holiday mantle or brighten a window sill.

Recommended time: building 1.5–2 hours + glazing 1hour.
Sessions required: 2

Illuminate the winter season with a stunning hand-sculpted luminary! You'll learn hand building and slab techniques to create your own luminary.

Recommended time: building 2 hours + glazing 1 hour
Sessions required: 2

These wonderful trees will make a beautiful addition to your holiday mantle, brighten a window sill or make a beautiful conversation piece displayed in your holiday tablescape.

Hygge Collection

Ready to get hyggely?Hygge (Hoo Ga) is the Danish word for cozy and comfy. To live in the moment and enjoy time spent with friends and family. November in the studio is all about being warm and cozy together while busily creating and learning new art techniques.

This November's hygge Collection includes a sweater inspired macrame hanging and a wonderful stoneware clay display case for treaured trinkets you made or from nature. 10/10 on the Hygge scale!

Recommended creating time: 3 hours
Sessions required: 1 or more

Relax and enjoy our beautiful studio while creating this amazingly beautiful cozy sweater inspired macramé wall hanging. Working on a wooden dowel, students will learn about yarn-knotting macramé techniques.

Recommended time: building 2 hours
Sessions required: 1 or more

We have the perfect storage solution for your art creations of all shapes and sizes. Build the perfect stoneware clay case to showcase your handmade collections.

Recommended time: building 1–2 hours
Sessions required: 1

This holiday season everyone will know where to sit, thanks to the jolly lil’ name tag holders you made at 4Cats! They also make a super cute way to display holiday cards!

Recommended making time: 1 hour
Sessions required: 1

We’re celebrating the holidays by inviting YOU to join us at the studio for a workshop! Create your own lino cutting & hand printed wrapping paper with family and friends. Spaces fill up quickly, so be sure to register soon!

Workshop FAQs

Do you require masks?
We follow Ontario guidelines. We require proof of vaccination for adults and kids as well as masks.
Can I see a studio schedule?
studio schedule
How often do the projects change?
There are 8 new projects each month.
New projects are announced on the first of each month for the following month. For example, November workshops will be announced on October 1st.
How do I book?
Simply book on the workshop pages. If you are booking a repeat visit that falls outside the original month you booked simply choose "continuing a previous project" from the dropdown menu of the current month. You have 30 days from the original booking to complete your project. Projects must be picked up within 2 weeks of the end of the 30 day period. Storage space limited.
Can I book for a workshop party or get-together?
Just enjoying an afternoon at the studio, getting a group of friends together to celebrate, booking the whole studio for your team, or just enjoying some family time. Whatever you need! Please note, the studio is a communal space so make sure to book a spot for anyone attending and know that there will be other people in the studio unless you book the whole studio. Please make sure to look at the workshop timelines in the project descriptions and note if minimum times are required to complete the project.
What happens when we arrive?
It is good to be approximately 5-10 minutes early so you can get started on time. When you arrive you will be greeted by an instructor and then seated as soon as possible. The instructor will bring you the materials you need to get started and walk you through important information regarding the medium you have chosen. They will then show you how to navigate through the video step by step instructions. If you have questions or need an instructor to demo a technique, the instructors will be circling around the room to help. We run our workshops like this so you can work at your own pace and socialize with friends as much as you like throughout your studio time.
What happens if I need more time?
You can book more time at a minimum rate of $15 per hour. In your original booking, book extra time if you are chatty. :) If you under book, we cannot guarantee you will be able to extend your booking on that same day. But no big deal! Just come back another day! Please note, no credits or refunds for unused time.
How do the instructions work?
We are a creative space for you to socialize, relax and work at your own pace. Follow the video and instructor’s instructions. The instructors will be circling the room if you have questions. This way you can work at your own pace, socialize on your own time and get as much or as little help as you need.
Do you offer walk-ins?
Sure, if there is space but… there is likely not space so … maybe just book. :)
Can I just take the materials home to finish?
Sorry, we do not offer this option. Please follow recommended time bookings for every project.
How much time should I book?
Each workshop is offered for 1 month and they fill REALLY fast. So if you see a time you want, we recommend booking asap. :)

Once you get in the studio and start creating you will see it is like a time warp! Time flies when you are having fun! As you would expect, it is really hard to know exactly how much time you will need. Every artist is different and often you may want to practice a bit before making your final piece.

But! You don’t have to complete the project in one sitting. In fact, some cannot be completed in one day. Often clay needs to be fired in the kiln before you can glaze (paint) your art. Each project has a recommended booking time and how many visits are required in the description.

Book as many days and times as you like. You have 1 month to finish each project. We will hold the project for up to 30 days from the first time you booked. After this time the step by steps and instructions will no longer be available.

*Projects must be picked up within 2 weeks after the 30 day booking period.

Can I make whatever I want?
Everyone needs to stick to the project they choose from the menu & follow the sizing guidelines.
What are your policies?
Please read here.
Do you have Gift Cards?
Yep—here!
About Clay Workshops

Sometimes things happen …

  • Sometimes clay breaks, it just does—pieces fall off
  • Sometimes things move in the kiln and there may be a mark on your piece
  • Sometimes glaze doesn’t behave as expected
  • Sometimes art takes more time than you may think, we time things as well as we can
  • Sometimes instructors get ill, and we need to run with less staff than planned
  • Sometimes it takes a while to find the information from a gift card from many years ago
  • A child will cry, be loud or not listen. They do that. They are all good. Parents are trying their best
  • You will need to follow the templates and sizing, too big means more kiln or storage space, too small means likely to get lost
  • Extra time is billed by the hour minimum at a rate of $15/hr 
  • If you don’t write your first and last name and the date clearly on your piece, expect for it to get lost or mistakenly picked up by another with the same name
  • Adults—The workshops are for fun and social time. It is not a replacement for art school.
  • Sometimes we have to throw out art if it is not picked up within 2 weeks
  • Sometimes it may take a minute or two to find your art piece
  • Sometimes there are mixups
  • Sometimes your name may get covered in the firing process
  • We will fire things in the kiln as quickly as we possibly can. We need a full load to run the kiln and sometimes things need to dry extra time before they can be placed in the kiln or they will explode
  • Sometimes clay explodes
  • We are not Walmart with unlimited resources, art supply costs are really high, rent is high, shipping is high, overhead is high, we may be able to offer a credit in some cases like clay breakage, but if you miss your workshop or call 10 mins before to cancel, the space was still set aside for you and we cannot offer a refund or credit.
  • You will need to make just the maximum number of pieces when we specify
  • If you overwork the clay or add too much water it will cave in or crack. Follow the time guidelines and instructions as best you can.
  • If you have never done art before, you will need to practice and accept it won’t be perfect on your first try. Come back many times, practice and enjoy the process.
  • If you are late, yes, it will feel like there was not enough time.
  • We cannot answer the phone and it is not financially feasible to have an admin person. We have the phone for emergencies. Please use the chat on our website. We check this as often as possible. Please don’t send a chat and an email. We promise we will get back to you.
  • Please don’t call/chat/email to see if your art is ready for pick up—it is all in the art status page on the website—we promise! We really need to be present for the guests in the studio.
  • You will absolutely need to wear a mask. Let’s all stay healthy.
Can I glaze more than one thing at a time?

You are welcome to book glaze multiple items at a time. Glazing time is $15/hr. You can glaze more than one piece during your glazing booking, time permitting.

For example, if you book an hour glazing, and can finish glazing 2 pieces from 2 different building or throwing sessions in that hour glazing session - that is great!

Can the studio glaze the item for me?

Yes, $17 per piece plus tax if you would like us to glaze your clay for you. This is not available for hand glazed, decorative pieces.

About Oven-Bake Clay Workshops

Sometimes things happen …

  • We use Ditto Polymer Clay, which is an incredibly malleable oven-bake clay that comes in many colours
  • Oven baking hardens the creations, making them durable and long-lasting
  • Sometimes however, if not handled well, oven-bake polymer clay can break, pieces can fall off. It is not a toy even though it can look like it! If handled roughly it will break.
  • Sometimes art takes more time than you may think, we time things as well as we can
  • You cannot take materials home to finish the workshop
  • You will need to follow the sizing and project guidelines
  • Extra time is billed by the hour minimum at a rate of $15/hr 
  • There is no credit for finishing early 
  • If you don’t write your first and last name and the date clearly on your piece, expect for it to get lost or mistakenly picked up by another with the same name
  • Sometimes we have to throw out art if it is not picked up within 2 weeks
  • We cannot answer the phone and it is not financially feasible to have an admin person. We have the phone for emergencies. Please use the chat on our website. We check this as often as possible. Please don’t send a chat and an email. We promise we will get back to you.
  • Please don’t call/chat/email to see if your art is ready for pick up—it is all in the art status page on the website—we promise! We really need to be present for the guests in the studio.
  • You will absolutely need to wear a mask when not at your station or when purchasing kits or supplies in the studio. Let’s all stay healthy.
Dress For Mess
We are an art studio and paint can be lurking around any corner and jump on you. We use professional materials and art supplies which means paint may stain clothing, shoes and jackets. Bare feet (or socks without shoes) are not permitted anywhere in the studio. We do do not provide footwear or shoe covers. Please wear appropriate footwear. We are not responsible for damage to clothing or personal belongings. Please leave the ball gowns and tuxedos at home.

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