Family Learning - Pottery

Ref: C2524587

During this course parents and children will gain confidence working together to make and decorate items and pots in clay, using a variety of methods and tools. We will also use other art materials to generate ideas and encourage creativity. Parents and children will produce finished, glazed pieces to take home. Some ideas and methods learned in this course could be applied to other materials at home - air drying clay, plasticine, play dough for example

Course aim

To provide an introduction to pottery with young children and parents. The aim is to facilitate parents to work in clay effectively with children, encouraging and enabling them to develop new skills and confidence.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is suitable for home educating families with children must be of school attendance age.

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

  • Support my child to develop creative ideas in clay from images and things that interest them
  • Support my child to make pottery items using a range of methods
  • Support my child to decorate and glaze the finished items
  • Support my child to use tools and pottery equipment and materials effectively and safely
  • Follow Health and Safety practices related to clay work in a studio or classroom

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, and preferably bring an apron

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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Family Learning - Pottery


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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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