Art History: A Journey Through the History of Pottery and Ceramics

Ref: C2419546

This course will explore the history of pottery and ceramics from ancient amphoras to the blue-white wares from China and the works by Grayson Perry. We will look at the craft, techniques and uses of pots and ceramics through the ages and across cultures; and trace the history of ceramic arts through key movements and artists, both historic and contemporary.

Additional information about this course

This course has room to accommodate 25 learners

Course aim

Pots: a journey through the history of pottery and ceramic art

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • have an overview of pottery and ceramics as a craft
  • have insight into key pottery studios and artists
  • have studied key works of pottery and ceramic arts

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • You may find it helpful to bring paper and pen to make notes

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Art History: A Journey Through the History of Pottery and Ceramics Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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