An Introduction to Ceramics

Subject Area Art and Design
Course Type Adult Learning
Start Date January 2021
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An Introduction to Ceramics

This experimental course is designed for those that are interested in working with clay in a variety of methods and processes and have little previous experience of the material. The course will explore the potential of making in clay, its inherent properties and producing artefacts that can be taken home once fired.During the course you will have the opportunity to learn the basics of using the wheel. Learning how to throw to create cylinders and functional tableware. You will also be encouraged to bring materials and research during the course that contributes to their learning and practice. Work will be glazed and fired on site. This course is an ideal opportunity for both students and professionals looking to increase their knowledge of materials, processes and widen their portfolio.You will be expected to collect your work after the course is complete to ensure the pieces are given time to dry out before they are kilnfired.

Course Details

Entry Requirements
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  • You should have a genuine interest in this subject
What will I learn?
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How to construct forms using handbuilding techniques Learn how to throw to create cylinders and functional tableware Learn the basics of using the potters wheel A wide range of surface decoration techniques

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CodeCT9CFA1P
LocationPaignton Campus
Dates07/01/2021 - 18/03/2021
DayThursday
Times09:30 - 16:30
Weeks10
Fees

This course costs: £185.00

This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable).

If you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.

You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.

To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.

“I chose to study the Foundation in Art and Design course and specialised in Photography. College gives you a lot more freedom, the lessons are structured more professionally which gives you an idea of what it will be like at university. I would really recommend this course if you want to grow as a designer."Alfie Reddy

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

South Devon College,
Long Road,
Paignton,
TQ4 7EJ

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