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CHILDREN

 

Wednesdays (all ages: 6 to teens)

5:00–6:30

 

Thursdays (all ages: 6 to teens)

5:00-6:30

 

Autumn Term dates are 27th September to 13 December 2017

Half term weeks: 25th October and 1st November 2017

 

Spring Term dates are 10th January to 21st March 2018

Half term week: 14th February 2018

 

Teenagers will be working towards free expression and abstract ceramics and the younger element will be more project oriented. Mixed family age groups work extremely well together and is an excellent social experience.

1 hour lessons cost 12.50 each and include ALL of the following:

Professional Tuition by a fully qualified ceramics teacher

Clay (3 different types)

Coloured slips & oxides

Glazes (earthenware & stoneware)

Use of all tools

Use of all the wheels (2 electric & 1 kick wheel)

Firings (normally 2 per pot in electric kiln or by smoke firing)

But you must bring an old shirt or apron.

 

A full term costs 125 (for a 10 lesson block)

 

DISCOUNT SCHEME

Following two full terms, at full price, a third consecutive term is half price at:
 62.50
reducing the price over the full year (30 lessons)

to 10.41 per lesson 

 

- please pay in the first week of each term.

 

A missed lesson can be made up at another time within the term  (only by prior arrangement).

 

For those who are new to pottery, the mere nature of clay work means that one can not take work home immediately. The object, once made, has to dry, be fired, glazed and fired again!

 


The Skills section of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is all about developing practical and social skills and personal interests. By choosing to develop a particular skill, such as pottery, you are not only developing a new talent but you will also boost your self esteem, develop practical and social skills and learn how to set and rise to a challenge. If this isn't enough, it should also be good fun too! You have to do your Skills section for 6 months each at Bronze and Silver levels. More information is to be found at the Skills requirement section of the DofE website by clicking here.

 

All aspects of clay work are covered: hand building, modelling, sculpture and wheel work.
Groups are small and of mixed ages. The Secondary School age group are guided more into free expression and abstract work and on a more personal level.

The value of clay as an educational medium has been discussed widely and the media have rightly aired this subject for the benefit of all.

Children and young people who are lucky enough to have a chance to work with clay have found that, through expressing themselves with something tactile and three-dimensional, they are better able to cope with the tasks of school and student life. Development of language, freedom of expression, relaxation, patience and the many other educational attributes associated with ceramics, give the children more confidence and a real sense of achievement. Only by having a “hands on” experience can they realise the value of this medium and their full potential. Many young people have attended holiday courses and other classes, but a regular session once a week can be very beneficial.

 

 

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