OPEN STUDIO

THURSDAYS
10am to 9pm

SATURDAYS
10AM TO 4PM

minimum 1 hour rental

The Georgian Bay Centre for the Arts rents Open Studio time to members (see membership details). Potters, jewellers, printmakers, and stained glass artists with prior experience may rent time in our fully equipped studios for independent work. You must have taken the prescribed course in your chosen medium or tell us about your previous studio experience to qualify. It is at the discretion of the studio technician to grant individuals Open Studio hours. Once you are accepted as an Open Studio candidate, you must take a 30-minute safety and best studio practices session with a technician before you can begin using your hours.

Open Studios are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to book specific times, please contact the Studio via email or phone (519) 371-2200. To nurture a creative, healthy, and safe studio environment, you must always follow the rules of the studio. Failure to comply may result in a suspension of studio privileges.

If you bring you own tools, please make sure to label them.  

CLAY STUDIO

The clay used in this studio must be purchased from GB Arts. The $25 price per bag includes a bisque firing and glaze firing (with glazes provided). The studio has ten electric wheels, handbuilding and wedging tables, a slab roller, a toolkit with hand tools that can be signed out, an extruder, and two electric kilns. Work will not be fired unless it is made with GB Arts clay during classes or Open Studio. Work made at home will not be fired.

JEWELLERY STUDIO

Students may bring their own raw materials or purchase them from GB Arts. Flux and pickle are provided. The studio has ten benches with lights and flex shafts, a rolling mill, a kick press, two hydraulic presses, a drill press, an oxy-acetylene mini torch, four natural gas prestolite torches, a toolkit of hand tools that can be signed out, and sundry tools and equipment.

STAINED GLASS STUDIO

Students may bring their own raw materials or purchase them from GB Arts (including a large array of stained glass). The studio has a toolkit of hand tools that can be signed out. The studio has ten soldering irons, grinders, a glass band saw, a beveller, and sundry tools and equipment.

PRINTMAKING STUDIO

Students may bring their own raw materials or purchase them from GB Arts. The studio includes two proof presses, a small letter press, a large letter press, two large etching presses, two small etching presses, two book presses, and toolkits with hand tools that can be signed out.


SWING SPACE

Please contact the Centre to request time in the open-area swing space.