COVID-19 Closure: Effective Wednesday January 5

Following the Province of Ontario's order to move into a modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen, all public City recreation facilities including arenas, Dunbarton Indoor Pool, Pickering Museum Village and Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex will be closed as of Wednesday, January 5, 2022 until January 26, 2022 or further notice. Reopening dates will be dependent upon direction from the Province of Ontario.

Amenities and programming will vary and be consistent with governmental orders and guidelines. Visit Pickering's Covid-19 Response Page for complete details on City services and updates.

Art Studio - Open Studio

Located inside Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex

1867 Valley Farm Road

Day Time
Wednesdays 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm
Saturdays 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Sundays 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Membership required to access Open Studio. To become a member participants must have completed a minimum of one pottery class at this studio.
Annual Membership $32.00
Hourly Studio Rate $5.00
Block of clay $39.00 each
Tool kit $23.00


Art Classes, Creative Workshops & Pottery Classes

A great way to unwind, refocus, and get in touch with your creative side. Arts Studio programs can be found in your City Services guide or online at

Pottery Parties (not currently available)

Celebrate and get creative with clay in a 2 hour, interactive private workshop.

An experienced instructor will guide guests through the creative process of creating with clay. Creations will be fired in the kiln and guests will have a lasting keepsake of their experience. Great fun for kids and adults alike!

Participants must be over 6 yrs of age.
$25.00 per guest
10 guest minimum / 15 guest maximum
Contact Facility Bookings for more information, and to book your party.
T. 905.420.4623


Teachers’ Corner (not currently available)

Creative Art & Education: School Electives

An opportunity to learn, engage, appreciate, and discover the art of pottery through hands on, creative learning. While participating, students will be improving and developing constructive thinking skills, hand to eye coordination, motor skills, and enjoying time in the process. 

All elective programs are conducted by qualified Art and Pottery Education Instructors. A variety of curriculum based programs are available throughout the school year.

Programs are designed for students grades 3 - 8 and grades 9 - 12

Class bookings available Monday to Friday during the school year (September - June)
9:00 am - 2:00 pm 1.5 - 2 hours per Elective Program
$15.00 per student (includes instruction and all supplies)
Minimum 10 students / Maximum 15 students

For more information and to book, contact:
Amanda Rose, Coordinator, Community Recreation Programs
905.420.4660 ext. 2080