Pottery: Inclusive Class

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 112 Conc £35 Full £312

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Tuesday 10:00 - 12:30 10 MAC 21/04/2020 30/06/2020 AF3570
Tuesday 10:00 - 12:30 10 MAC 24/09/2019 03/12/2019 AF1570
Tuesday 10:00 - 12:30 10 MAC 07/01/2020 17/03/2020 AF2570

What will the course cover?

Introductory projects to give learners a good grounding in pottery techniques including hand building, decorating and glazing plus more.

Who is the course for?

This is a fully inclusive basic art course that covers a variety of topics and is suitable for people who are new to the subject and want to work at a slower pace or those with moderate learning difficulties and disabilities.

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

No previous experience is necessary. The course is designed for beginners.

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

Be able to demonstrate hand building skills such as: coiling, pinching, slabbing and press moulding. Also to explore a range of decorative techniques such as Majolica, slip decoration and oxides. Be able to recognise the difference between stoneware and earthenware glazes and apply them to create a finished piece of work. Identify what you have done well and not so well and what you can do to improve. Demonstrate an understanding of Health & Safety as applied in a pottery.

How is the course organised?

Practical workshop sessions with help from the tutor, in which a range of work will be produced throughout the course. You will also be able to work on your own, and to contribute to group discussion.

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

Take notice of pottery you see in shops, museums and look for ideas to use in your designs.

How will my progress be assessed?

One to one verbal feedback, group discussion and evaluation and written progress recorded on your own Individual Learning Plan and Learning Journal.

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

Keep attending to learn more or start a higher level course.

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. make sure to wear an apron and stout shoes.

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. Details of all available support can be found on our website (hfals.co.uk), in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.