Ceramics for Families

This course is suitable for children aged 7 to 14 years accompanied by their parents or guardians who are looking for an opportunity to enjoy learning together. It is open to all levels. Those with little or no experience of pottery will be shown demonstrations for the various techniques used and those with previous experience will be able to self-direct their work with guidance from the tutor.

Course Content

Through one main projects students will learn various techniques including:

- Rolling out clay and press moulding
- Building with firm slabs of clay and adding detail
All work will be decorated with coloured slips by brushing, sponging, scratching, combing or applying resist. Everything will be glazed.

They will develop individual creativity in ceramics.

Demonstrate awareness of Health and Safety issues in ceramics through safe studio practice, with consideration towards others.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

All are welcome to take part you do not need any previous knowledge.
Parents/guardians work alongside their child.

Children should be aged 7-14.

Please note the price includes a place for one adult and one child, additional children are £20 per child for one day course and £60 per child for 3 day.
Two children per adult maximum.

First Class Requirements

Please wear old clothes or an apron.

We strongly recommend that learners wear non slip, closed footwear in the pottery area as there is often a lot of dust created and the floors may become slippery when wet if there are spillages.

Additional Information

All materials and equipment are included in the price of the course.

Parents help the child to complete each project and also have the opportunity to make their own pieces as the child becomes more confident.

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