OPEN STUDIO

THURSDAYS
10am to 4pm and 6pm to 9pm
minimum 1 hour rental

$10 an hour - $25 for 3 hours - $50 for 6 hours

The Georgian Bay Centre for the Arts rents open studio time to members (see membership details). Potters, jewelers, printmakers and stained-glass artists with prior experience may rent time in our fully equipped studios for independent work. You must have taken an introductory course in your chosen medium or tell us about your previous studio experience. 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 practice session with a technician before you can begin using your hours.

Open Studios are on a first come basis, if you would like to book specific times, please contact the studio via email or phone (519) 371-2200. Payment is due at the beginning of your session, and there are no refunds if you leave before your session is finished. 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. Lockers are available at a weekly or monthly rate.

CLAY STUDIO

Clay used in this studio must be purchased from GBarts. $25 per bag includes a bisque firing and glaze firing (with glazes provided). The studio has 8 electric wheels, 2 kick wheels, hand building and wedging tables, slab roller, a toolkit with hand tools that can be signed out, extruder, 2 electric kilns.

JEWELLERY STUDIO

Students may bring their own raw materials, or purchase them from GBarts.  Flux and pickle are provided.  The studio has 10 benches with lights and flex shafts, a rolling mill, kick press, 2 hydraulic presses, drill press, oxy/acetylene mini torch, 4 natural gas prestolyte torches, a toolkit of hand tools that can be signed out, sundry tools and equipment.

STAINED GLASS STUDIO

Students may bring their own raw materials, or purchase them from GBarts (including a large array of stained glass).  Flux and copper foil and solder are included.  The studio has a toolkit of hand tools that can be signed out, 8 stations, 10 soldering irons, corkboards, a beveller, a glass band saw, sundry tools and equipment.

PRINTMAKING STUDIO

Students may bring their own raw materials, or purchase them from GBarts. Studio includes, 2 proof presses, small letter press, large letter press, 2 large etching presses, 2 small etching presses, 2 book presses, toolkits with hand tools that can be signed out.

SWING SPACE

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