Ceramics Part 1

Ref: C3671118

The course covers the basic principles of working with clay as well as expanding knowledge for improvers. Techniques covered will be pinching, slab work and moulds. Decoration techniques to be covered will be impression, coloured slips, underglazes and oxides and glazing. Own designs and ideas will be encouraged and developed. Health and safety issues for the workshop will be covered.

Course aim

To cover the basic principles of working with clay. To use two or more forming techniques eg. pinching, slabs using a mould. Decoration of pots using underglazes, slips and glazes.

Who is the course for?

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

What topics will this course cover

- 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 will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

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

How will I know I'm making progress?

- 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 - You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions - A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

- A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you - Protective clothing

Reading and information sources

- No pre reading or pre course work is required

What could the course lead to?

- Progress to another WEA course - Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member - You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/ - Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Ceramics Part 1 Course Outline

Is this course right for me? Request more information

You can only enrol in person on the course.

Please call 0113 245 3304 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

Conditions

You can 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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