How will I be taught?
Craft courses provide an opportunity for students to learn, develop and practise the skills of a specific craft. 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 a 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 student 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?
Overalls and/or apron to protect clothing. Notebook and pen. Personal tool kit (optional). Finished pottery is paid for at a reasonable price by weight. Please do not buy any other resources for this course until your first session as your tutor will advise you.
What can I do next?
A range of Creative courses with Kent Adult Education
What do I need to join the course
Those with experience or who have completed a beginners course. It is important to note that craft courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity.