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Pottery Head Sculpture
Courses Code
QDXCEINTSCU
Study method
Part Time
Cost from
£225
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  • Is this course for you?

    This is a practical course focus around learning a new skill but also improving wellbeing.

    An initial assessment is carried out at the beginning of the course in the form of an ILP. Each lesson will vary as tutor is demonstrating different techniques every session.

    Appraisal and encouragement is given to each student throughout the sessions. Written feedback will be given at the end of the course. Learners have the opportunity to give feedback at the end of the term through a lesson evaluation form.

    Students are encouraged to work collaboratively in class, discussing topics and helping with ideas and thoughts on each other’s work.

  • Required qualifications

    This course is open to beginners. No previous experience with clay is required as a step by step can be provided from the tutor. The course aims to develop individuals’ creative skills, three-dimensional awareness and build confidence in a creative environment. Reading, writing and maths are used where possible.

  • What skills will I develop?

    This course is for the complete beginner or with little knowledge of sculpting. The course aims to develop the learners creative skills and to work in a focused and inclusive classroom environment to produce a ceramic sculpture. Learners will have the chance to make 3 dimensional and relief sculptures based on observation of the portrait form. These may be representational, stylised or abstract.

    Students will have a series of projects. Activities will include: construction for clay modelling, measuring and scaling models, firing and finishing processes, mould making, casting in Ciment Fondu or plaster of Paris.

  • Careers

    Learners will start to build underpinning knowledge regarding career in the ceramics and craft industry. This will allow them to start thinking about potential career routes that might be of interest and also factor in socio-economic variables.

    Learners could attend the Portrait Sculpture class.

  • English and maths

    You will incorporate in the lessons communication skills, listening and sharing information. In class you learn new terminology, measuring how much clay to use, working to time frames and shrinking range. Encouraging learners and suggesting trying more techniques. Suggesting websites to visit for more information about techniques.

  • Other important information

    Students will be required to bring an apron with them and there will be additional costs required for the finished fired work based on weight and materials used. Some students may wish to purchase their own tools and additional resources as they progress.

  • Is this course for you?

    This is a practical course focus around learning a new skill but also improving wellbeing.

    An initial assessment is carried out at the beginning of the course in the form of an ILP. Each lesson will vary as tutor is demonstrating different techniques every session.

    Appraisal and encouragement is given to each student throughout the sessions. Written feedback will be given at the end of the course. Learners have the opportunity to give feedback at the end of the term through a lesson evaluation form.

    Students are encouraged to work collaboratively in class, discussing topics and helping with ideas and thoughts on each other’s work.

  • Required qualifications

    This course is open to beginners. No previous experience with clay is required as a step by step can be provided from the tutor. The course aims to develop individuals’ creative skills, three-dimensional awareness and build confidence in a creative environment. Reading, writing and maths are used where possible.

  • What skills will I develop?

    This course is for the complete beginner or with little knowledge of sculpting. The course aims to develop the learners creative skills and to work in a focused and inclusive classroom environment to produce a ceramic sculpture. Learners will have the chance to make 3 dimensional and relief sculptures based on observation of the portrait form. These may be representational, stylised or abstract.

    Students will have a series of projects. Activities will include: construction for clay modelling, measuring and scaling models, firing and finishing processes, mould making, casting in Ciment Fondu or plaster of Paris.

  • Careers

    Learners will start to build underpinning knowledge regarding career in the ceramics and craft industry. This will allow them to start thinking about potential career routes that might be of interest and also factor in socio-economic variables.

    Learners could attend the Portrait Sculpture class.

  • English and maths

    You will incorporate in the lessons communication skills, listening and sharing information. In class you learn new terminology, measuring how much clay to use, working to time frames and shrinking range. Encouraging learners and suggesting trying more techniques. Suggesting websites to visit for more information about techniques.

  • Other important information

    Students will be required to bring an apron with them and there will be additional costs required for the finished fired work based on weight and materials used. Some students may wish to purchase their own tools and additional resources as they progress.

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    Code: QLDXCEINTSCU

    Cost: £225

    Start Date: 22nd September 2022

    Start Time:13:30 PM

    End Time:16:00 PM

    Part Time: 10 Week(s)

  • Sculpture(FC)

    Code: QLDXCEINTSCU-2

    Cost: £225

    Start Date: 12th January 2023

    Start Time:13:30 PM

    End Time:16:00 PM

    Part Time: 10 Week(s)

  • Sculpture(FC)

    Code: QLDXCEINTSCU-3

    Cost: £225

    Start Date: 20th April 2023

    Start Time:13:30 PM

    End Time:16:00 PM

    Part Time: 10 Week(s)