Sculpture Using Air Dried Clay

Ref: C3126039

Learn how to design and make a range of air-dried clay work using hand-building techniques such as modelling, slabbing and carving. Explore decorative techniques through the use of stencils, stamps, tools, and paint techniques. Students will learn through step-by-step demonstration and are encouraged to develop creative skills through personal response.

Additional information about this course

This course is for anyone over 50 who is a Telford & Wrekin resident

Course aim

Enjoy learning creative skills in a relaxed and friendly environment, using a range of tools and techniques to make a series of decorative items form air-dried clay such as bowls, lanterns and ornaments.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Demonstrate effective use of clay hand-building techniques such as slabbing, modelling and carving.
  • Demonstrate effective use of decorative techniques such as paint effects, impressing stamps and tools, stencilling and hand-drawn elements.
  • Develop confidence in expressing ideas into clay.
  • Produce a range of handmade items such as bowls, lanterns and ornaments.

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
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

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

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Sculpture Using Air Dried Clay

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  • 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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