Course overview

Explore your creativity through clay. You will learn about the materials, tools, and techniques to hand build pots using air drying clay. Create your own unique pieces of ceramic art, learning skills and techniques to complete your work with surface decoration, pattern, and texture. Ideal for beginners, the tutor will guide you through the process in a fun and supportive class. Join us to enjoy some calm creativity and find a new hobby for the summer.

Course description

This 4-week course will give you a great introduction to working with clay. Find out what materials and tools are most useful and how to use them safely. Learn some basic design strategies and places to look for inspiration. Try out different methods of creating pots, from thumb pots to using moulds. Experiment by adding surface pattern, texture, and decoration. Don’t worry if you are new to ceramics or art, as our experienced tutor will guide you step by step through the different processes. Overall, you will complete the class with a least one finished ceramic pot to take away and the basic skills to continue to create at home, or progress onto a more in-depth course to further your skills and experience. Meet like-minded learners in a supportive, creative environment.

The course will take place in venue and basic materials and equipment will be provided. You are welcome to bring additional materials if you wish. The course is free to participants living within the Coalfields Regeneration Trust Area (local to Easington Community Access Point).

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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