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Pottery Head Sculpture
  • 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 and individual students often bring their own projects to work on.

    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 ceramic topics and helping with ideas and thoughts on each other’s work.

  • Required qualifications

    This course is for the experienced learner. 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?
    • H&S while working/sculpting
    • Measurements and how to take pictures of a model
    • Using armature, applying correct clay
    • Head and neck measurements
    • Shoulders structure
    • Overall face features
    • Neck Structure
    • Sculpting Hair, facial hair
    • Hollowing sculpture, getting ready for firing
    • Two-part plaster mould making and casting
    • Painting/Glazing
  • 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.

  • English and maths

    You will incorporate in the lessons:

    • Communication skills
    • Listening and sharing information
    • Learning new terminology
    • Measuring how much clay to use
    • Working to a time frame
    • 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 and individual students often bring their own projects to work on.

    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 ceramic topics and helping with ideas and thoughts on each other’s work.

  • Required qualifications

    This course is for the experienced learner. 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?

    • H&S while working/sculpting
    • Measurements and how to take pictures of a model
    • Using armature, applying correct clay
    • Head and neck measurements
    • Shoulders structure
    • Overall face features
    • Neck Structure
    • Sculpting Hair, facial hair
    • Hollowing sculpture, getting ready for firing
    • Two-part plaster mould making and casting
    • Painting/Glazing
  • 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.

  • English and maths

    You will incorporate in the lessons:

    • Communication skills
    • Listening and sharing information
    • Learning new terminology
    • Measuring how much clay to use
    • Working to a time frame
    • 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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