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Pottery - Beginners and Improvers

Price:
£154.00
Starts:
14/09/2022
Day of week:
WED
Ends:
30/11/2022
Location:
Deal Adult Education Centre, Deal
Level:
Level 1
Time:
13:00 - 15:00
Duration:
11 weeks

This pottery course in Deal is aimed at introducing and improving the skills, techniques and ideas used to make pottery and ceramics., Students will be encouraged through practice, group discussion, one to one and experimentation to follow their own path with clay. , At the end of the course students should be able to:, , - make their own designs in clay, - use different techniques (pinching, coiling, slab building, press moulding and throwing) , - decorate the forms using different surface techniques and experimentation, - glaze their work, - gain a more thorough understanding of firing techniques, - work according to Health and Safety

Please note, clay is paid for by the wet weight in class. All items are charged prior to and firing. Only clay supplied by Kent Adult Education is allowed in our potteries.

To find out more about our Pottery courses, watch this short video: https://youtu.be/C74LYCxZEJA

How will I be taught?

Your tutor will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques. You will look at the work of contemporary and historical artists and craftspeople and you will keep a sketchbook/notebook and individual learning plan to record your goals, ideas, processes and progress.

Students will need to understand the potential benefit from the programme of study, read and interpret ideas, communicate responses that are clear, logical and understandable and manage your own time. You will undertake critical evaluation and be motivated to develop creative skills and enhance/develop personal skills.

Your tutor will provide feedback on your work through one to one guidance and group critiques. You will be able to self-assess against your individualised learning outcomes stated on your ILP.
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 is paid for by weight at a reasonable rate in class, items must be paid for before they are fired.
For Health and Safety please wear closed toe footware.

What can I do next?

Further pottery courses. The tutor will advise.

What do I need to join the course

This course in Deal is suitable for beginners and improvers.

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/118156/M/LC.