Evening Class

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 214 Conc £89 Full £455

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Wednesday 18:00 - 21:00 11 MAC 18/09/2019 04/12/2019 AF1513
Wednesday 18:00 - 21:00 11 MAC 08/01/2020 25/03/2020 AF2513
Wednesday 18:00 - 21:00 11 MAC 22/04/2020 08/07/2020 AF3513

What will the course cover?

Hands on instruction will focus on an introduction to the fundamentals of hand building, including: pinching, coiling, slab building and press moulding. You will also be shown how to apply decorating slips, Majolica, lustres and oxides. Towards the end of the course you will be shown basic wheel based work. This class is designed to accommodate those with little experience or those with some experience who wish to increase or refresh their proficiency and technical skills.

Who is the course for?

This is a mixed ability class, beginners are welcome and those with some or more experience will be encouraged to develop their skills by trying out new techniques.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information. You will need to be able to read a range of written materials and write short pieces of text. You should also be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Hands on instruction will focus on an introduction to the fundamentals of hand building, including: pinching, coiling, slab building and press moulding. You will also be shown how to apply decorating slips, Majolica, lustres and oxides. Towards the end of the course you will be shown basic wheel based work.

How is the course organised?

Demonstrations of a range of advanced techniques. Individual practical activity. Individual guidance. Group and individual discussion.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

To get the most from this course you are advised to research information for projects and to keep notes and sketches to support your 3D work. The use of a digital camera or similar to record work in progress would be beneficial.

How will my progress be assessed?

Progress is assessed through discussing the work individually and in groups and recorded in your own Individual Learning Plan and Learning Journal.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Continue this course to develop your skills further or move on to a higher level course. Please ask your tutor for advice. All learners will have the opportunity to showcase work made in an end of year exhibition.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

Clay is charged per pound of clay to cover materials and firing costs. It may be useful to bring your own drawing materials and paint brushes.

What support is available?

Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.