Hand-building Ceramics for All Abilities (C+) (UC09N56C)


When? Monday, 6:30pm - 9:00pm from 14th January 2019 until 25th March 2019 for 10 weeks.

There are no classes on 18th February (Half term holiday).
Where? The course is held in Uckfield College, Downsview Crescent, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3DJ.
How much does it cost? The full fee is £206.00. The concessionary fee is £134.00. Please see our brochure or website for more information on the concessionary fee.

Please see additional cost information below
Basic materials are included in the course fee. Should you require something specific for a project the tutor will advise you where to purchase. Additional materials may be available to purchase directly from the tutor. To avoid unnecessary cost please do not purchase any materials or text books until you are certain that your course will run. Course decisions are normally made a week prior to the course start date. Course fees over £113 can be paid in one single payment at enrolment or in instalments by Standing Order. Please contact the office for details.

How to enrol?

Contact the ACRES office on 01825 761820 and staff will be pleased to help you.

Course overview

Ceramics - from design to clay to pot to glaze to decoration. A craft to absorb and relax you. Learn skills to develop free form figurative work from your initial designs. Basic materials provided in fee.

This is a continuation of the course that started in the Autumn Term. Please contact the ACRES office to enquire about spaces if you have not previously enrolled on this course.

During the course

What you already need to know

No experience is required. Beginners are welcome and all levels catered for.

What you will learn

Beginners will initially focus on developing their hand building skills. This knowledge will then be expanded by modelling and building a free standing, figurative or decorative piece.Those with more experience will work on project pieces.

How you will learn it

You will learn which clays will be appropriate for different tasks and how clay is manipulated to create different forms in ceramic design. The tutor will demonstrate various techniques, students will then have the opportunity to create their own pieces of work.

What do I need to bring to the first session?

Pen or pencil and apron.
During the first session you will be given a list of tools that you may like to use during the course, most of these can be found at home.
Materials will be provided for small and medium sized pieces of work. Larger items can be produced and additional materials can be purchased from the tutor or the tutor can advise where to buy things if students choose to create large works of art. Speak to your tutor if you are unsure.

How much extra study or practice is involved?

You may wish to use a sketchbook at home to develop designs and ideas. Artists and Studio Potter research will expand your knowledge of the subject and may prompt areas for development in your 3D work.

What do previous students say?

"This course has encouraged me to have a go!"
"I have enjoyed everything"
" A really good feel on this course- thoroughly enjoyable"

What can I learn next?

What are the next steps within this subject with ACRES?

Subject to demand, a continuation of this course will be offered in April 2019.

What are the future steps beyond ACRES?

To find out about other courses that might extend your skills and knowledge go to https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/courses/Pages/default.aspx

How can I get further information about these?

For further details and information please see our website www.acreslearning.org.uk, pick up a brochure at one of our centres or alternatively speak to a member of the team on 01825 761820.