How will I be taught?
Our art courses provide an opportunity for students to learn and develop, skills, techniques and to acquire an understanding 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 the student, with assistance from their tutor, to complete an Individual Learning Plan. As a starting point all Creative ILPs contain the following Learning Outcomes:
- 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 need to look at the work of other artists both contemporary and historical and keep a sketchbook/notebook to record goals, ideas, processes and progress. 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.
One to one tutorial guidance, group critiques, self-assessment against learning outcomes stated on the Individual Learning Plan.
What do I need to bring with me?
The clay required for the course will be provided.
Please bring any other materials and equipment you have that might be suitable for the course. The tutor may recommend other equipment based on the course requirements, which would need to be purchased by the student.
All students should bring a sketchbook of at least A4 size.
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. No prior knowledge or experience is required.
Students of all levels who are interested in clay sculpture are welcome including absolute beginners.