Pottery | St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone

Pottery at St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone

Price: £160.00 Starts: 22/04/2020 Time: 10:00 - 12:30
Tutor: Laura Hollis Ends: 01/07/2020 Location: St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: WED Duration: 10 weeks

About this course

Learn and develop a variety of pottery skills including the handbuilding skills of pinching, coiling, press moulding and slab building using stoneware and porcelain clays. You will be introduced to and use a variety of surface decoration techniques including use of texture, slips and glazes. Teaching will be appropriate to experience and ability and there will be an emphasis on developing your own projects. You may be expected to develop your ideas at home by drawing or collecting images.

By the end of this course you should be able to:

Understand and use a variety of hand building skills (coiling, pinching, soft and hard slab building, press moulding) to an appropriate level;

Make a variety of thrown forms that demonstrate development of throwing skills;

Use a variety of surface decorating and glazing techniques to an appropriate level;

Be aware of and work to health and safety guidelines.

How will I be taught?

Our art courses provide an opportunity for you to learn and develop, skills, techniques and to acquire an understanding of the subject. Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, instructions, one to one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques. This course will require you, with assistance from your tutor, to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) as a self-assessment. As a starting point, all Creative ILPs contain the following Learning Outcomes:

- Successfully demonstrate techniques/skills relevant to the subject
- Competent application of techniques/skills
- Use work of others to inspire own work
- Demonstrate an understanding of Health and Safety relevant to the subject

These outcomes will be the base of all learning. Other, personal Learning Outcomes can be negotiated with your tutor to better tailor the ILP to meet individual needs.

Students will keep a sketchbook/notebook to record goals, ideas, processes and progress and are likely to view the work of other artists both contemporary and historical. It is important to note that art courses are practical, requiring a degree of manual dexterity. Students will need to participate fully to get the most from the course.

What do I need to bring with me?

Please wear old clothes and shoes. All work is paid for by fired weight at a reasonable rate. Health and safety issues will be discussed and you will be instructed in the application of safe working practices. Basic equipment will be provided but you may want to build up your own selection of tools as you progress.

What can I do next?

Our longer courses help to prepare students to apply for Access to Art and Design foundation courses or relevant Art, Craft and Design Degree courses. Enrol early as places cannot be guaranteed.

What do I need to join the course

Everyone is welcome to join this course, including absolute beginners. No prior knowledge or experience is required.

It is important to note that art courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity for you to participate fully and get the most out of the course.

About the Tutor: Laura Hollis

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Getting there

St Faiths Adult Education Centre
St Faiths Street
Maidstone
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 1LH


If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code MAI/78761/H/LC.
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