ceramics for all

Ref: C3675508

Course Description (maximum 150 words) You will learn basic pottery techniques, including slab and coil building to produce 3D objects. you will also explore decorative technique to extend the work produced to a finished standard by using slips and glazes. Support is given through-out the course in a friendly and relaxed class.

Course aim

This 9 week course will introduce you to basic Hand Build pottery techniques. In a relaxed and friendly environment, you will follow a structured programme with clear instruction and easy to follow small steps.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • experience two different building techniques from (Coil, Slab, Press mould, Pinch pot)
  • explore and experience two different decorating techniques from (slip decoration, imprinting, sgraffito, glazing)
  • develop your work by building a range of practical skills and technical understanding.
  • earn and use the correct terminology.
  • work in a safe studio environment with supervision to ensure safe working practice is use at all times.

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

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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ceramics for all

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • 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

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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