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Pottery - Beginners and Improvers

Price:
£100.00
Starts:
02/11/2021
Day of week:
TUE
Ends:
07/12/2021
Location:
Deal Adult Education Centre, Deal
Level:
Mixed Level
Time:
12:30 - 15:00
Duration:
6 weeks

This pottery course in Deal will give students the opportunity to develop skills to form clay into fired objects.
Each student will be taught methods and techniques to suit their own level and pace.
The pottery studio is well equipped to do hand building work, throwing on a wheel and has kilns which fire at both stoneware and earthenware temperatures. Students have the choice to make functional or sculptural pieces so long as it is feasible within the course time and the constraints of the pottery studio.
During the course students will cover the following:
- Introduction to clay
- Clay preparation.
- Health and Safety
- Hand building techniques e.g pinching, slabbing, coiling, pressmoulding.
- Throwing
- Turning
- Decoration techniques

How will I be taught?

Studio craft courses provide an opportunity for students with some experience to further learn and practise the skills of a specific craft at a higher level. Students will also be encouraged to develop a dialogue with the contemporary and historical context of the craft, and will be encouraged to keep a sketchbook/notebook to record ideas, processes and progress. Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors, most of whom are practising craftspeople. They will use variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, instruction, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques.
To ensure that students' learning needs are met, the tutor will work with the students to complete the required Individual Learning Plan.
As a starting point, all Creative subjects will have the following Course Outcomes
- Successfully demonstrate techniques/skills.
- Use appropriate media, materials and processes.
- Use work of others to inspire own work.
- Demonstrate an understanding of relevant Health and Safety issues.
These outcomes will be the basis of all learning. Additional Personal Learning Outcomes can be negotiated with your tutor to better meet your individual needs.

What do I need to bring with me?

Please bring an apron or overall to the lessons as clay tends to be a messy subject. If you have any pottery tools bring them to the first session but do not buy any equipment until you have spoken with the tutor. A notebook, pen and pencil will be useful for taking notes related to your object making. Clay, glazes and firing are costed by weight and the size of the item you create.
For Health and Safety please wear closed toe foot ware.

What can I do next?

Longer pottery courses. The tutor will advise.

What do I need to join the course

No prior knowledge required.
This course in Deal is for all levels of ability from beginners to more experienced students.

Getting to your course

Find us

Deal Adult Education Centre
Goodwin Academy
Hamilton Road
Deal
Kent
CT14 9BD

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code DEA/111229/K/NC.