Open Studio Programs

The Arts Centre at Cedar Hill is home to two Open Studio Programs in our bright and spacious Art and Pottery Studios. Registered participants may choose from a time-block option and enjoy additional hours with a reserved drop-in 'Flex' program. Artists are able to use the studios independently within their registered time block.

Sharing the space with other artists contributes to the community feel of the Cedar Hill studios and provides an opportunity to share ideas and techniques. Numbers are currently limited to ensure space for all participants to create safely and new protocols and safety measures are in place. Studios will be disinfected several times daily between time blocks.

Every person registered will be required to attend a thorough studio orientation with a technician. This orientation will provide the opportunity for participants to have any questions addressed and to learn about 'Flex' times and studio function.

Art Open Studio Program


  • Easels, tabourets (wheeled carts) and large working tables.
  • Shared drying racks for large and small works.
  • 1 Canvas storage space
  • 1 Small storage shelf for individual supplies.
  • Large sinks for clean up
  • "SmartWasher" environmental sink disposal system for oils.
  • Access to canvas stretching tools, lights and cutting mats.

Registration Requirements:

  • Studio Orientation
  • Basic skills to independently use the studio
  • 16 years or older

Ceramics Open Studio Program


  • Pottery wheels
  • 20 inch Brent slab roller
  • 2 Extruder (including hollow die)
  • Banding wheels, bats, tongs, measuring calipers and other pottery tools.
  • Variety of glazes, underglazes, slips and stains.
  • Variety of tools and molds
  • Spacious and solid working spaces
  • Stainless steel trough sinks with multiple faucets.
  • Paache spray booth
  • Skilled technicians who maintain the studio, care for work through the firing process and answer questions as they arise.
  • Access to a variety of clays (Plainsman gray, red, white, porcelain and paper clay)

*Note:  Only clay purchased at Cedar Hill may be used in our studio (firing and glaze costs are built into clay prices).

Registration Requirements:

  • Minimum two previous pottery classes at Cedar Hill or elsewhere (min 30 hours total)
  • Studio orientation
  • Basic skills to independently use the studio
  • 16 years or older

How to Find Us

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