Ceramics - Beginners - Aimee Lax
Part time course
About the Course:
The course will be structured through projects of various lengths. Students will build on previous knowledge to develop a personal approach. Students will produce work from a wide variety of clays, techniques, ideas and glazes. This class is for those with no, or very little experience in ceramics.
What will I study?
Develop mould making processes, figurative work, decorative surfaces developing colour with slips and glazes, thrown tableware, mini paper-clay projects. An element of history and contemporary influences will always be included supported by the wide selection of specialist books and magazines. Screen printing onto clay and throwing multi-sectional work is encouraged for more advanced students. You will have access to electric kilns for earthenware and gas fired kilns for stoneware. There is a raku kiln and possibility for smoke fired surfaces to your work. Please keep some work for the summer Art Leisure Exhibition.
What do I need to join the course?
No experience necessary. A note book and pen for recording ideas, your work and glaze details, a protective shirt and enthusiasm for experimenting with form and fire.
How long is the course?
Each course is ten weeks long and runs from 6.30pm-9.00pm.
How will I learn?
You will learn by observing demonstrations and having a go yourself. You will have access to specialist magazines and books, the internet and Library. You will learn a great deal by experimenting and recording your own progress. You will have access to a dedicated specialist tutor and technician who will help you throughout the course.
How will I know how I am doing?
Your tutor will always check your progress and help you with technical solutions. The class will participate in group evaluations too, especially after glaze firings.
Are there any extra costs?
The work is paid for by weight once completed and before firings. General tools are provided but new tools are available to buy if required.
What can I do next?
You can return to the class to improve your skills, join the intermediate class or progress onto the Access to Art course at College.