Pottery Skills Development Wednesday 1pm

Pottery Skills Development Wednesday 1pm

This class was formally known as Pottery Intermediate.

Students who have attended Pottery Beginners/Core Skills for at least 3 terms will find this class a good step to extend their pottery skills. 

               Paper Clay Sculpture

Learn how to make your own paper clay and discover its unique properties for making small-scale sculptural art objects.

Term 3 - Enclosed forms - Sea Life

Come and learn how to make pinched and enclosed forms using versatile paper clay.  Create a Sea Urchin and a Shell sculpture, as well as design and make your own sea-life themed project.

Development students will take part in this 8 week program designed with fixed projects to explore and extend main ways of making and decorating in ceramics.  During this course students will continue to develop their basic technical grounding while applying their own design inspirations using the tools and materials.  Each term will have a different and diverse project. 

Sessions will include health and safety, basics on kiln firing, recycling your clay, colour and glaze, decorating and developing your own unique style. 

Over the year, the hand building and throwing blocks will vary term to term so that at the end of the year, students will have had the opportunity to explore most shapes and techniques.

Students are expected to provide their own tools, materials, and clay – the tutor will advise you of these prior to the start of your course. The cost of firing is additional to the course fee and will be paid to the tutor as necessary. 
The estimated cost of firing each term is $20-$30.

Pottery has many chemicals and materials that are hazardous – so if you are either pregnant or health impaired, you need to let your tutor know so that she can advise you on best practice.

Students need to choose the day of the week they wish to attend e.g. if you enrol in the Monday class, you will attend only this class on Mondays for the remainder of the term.  This does not mean that you attend any other time or day of the week. 

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Term 3 Wednesday 29 July 2020
Fee $140
Length 8 weeks/16 hours
Time 1-3pm
Location Risingholme
Tutor Helene Smith
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 No classes on public holidays.

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Refund Policy

Cancellation by us

We may, regretfully, have to cancel courses if we do not receive enough enrolments, in which case you will get a full refund.
We may choose to close a course if there is a high level of non-attendance or withdrawals, in which case a proportional refund may be made.

Cancellation/postponement/suspension due to extreme weather, Tutor illness or unforeseen circumstances

Wherever possible, we will offer replacement or extended sessions to make up for sessions cancelled/postponed/suspended due to extreme weather, tutor illness or other unforeseen reason.

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If you need to withdraw from a course and you inform us in writing, at least a week before the course is due to start, you will be eligible for a refund minus a $20 administration charge.

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