Get Creative with Pottery

Ref: C3840954

An intermediate practical pottery course for students with some basic pottery skills. The course will be split into 3 terms with a theme for each term, including environmental issues, the history of pottery and inspiration from creative sources. Support will be given as required to address disability needs within the group. The course will have a literacy content (discussion, speaking & listening, following step by step instructions SLd, SLLr) and basic numeracy content (shape, ratio, budgeting, money & costings).

Course aim

To explore creative expression through creative pottery. To make unique work products to either keep or sell to raise funds for the class.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for students who attend a specific centre only. For more information please call 0300 303 3464
  • Course for students who attend COSC Day Centre. Some basic pottery skills would be useful but additional support can be given to beginners.

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

  • Have designed & made a unique work product.
  • Assess their own & each other's work.
  • Listen to & follow step by step instructions.
  • Make a product to sell.
  • State one factor of inspiration to their work.

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress
  • Feedback will be documented on the student learning plans & in the tutor file. Feedback will be given verbally to students during each session by the tutor. Peer to peer feedback will also be given & encouraged throughout the course.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • All information sources will be provided & displayed in the digital screen in the classroom.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here
  • By carrying out market research, the group could make items to order to sell.

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Get Creative with Pottery


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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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