ACA617

Hand techniques with clay: FULL

Online

Who is this course for?

This course may suit you if you would like to do some clay work at home using hand building techniques (not use of a potters wheel). These are short interactive online live courses aimed at building your skills and knowledge for developing your understanding around arts, creativity and wellbeing. They include practical elements and an opportunity to have live discussions with your tutor and others on the course. This course is suitable for anyone, this is a course for all abilitie

Course content

You will be working with your tutor in a virtual learning environment using an online video platform called Zoom. You will be accompanied in your virtual class, with other learners. Your tutor will give practical demonstrations, have discussions, set tasks, give feedback and will support you throughout the course. You will be trying a variety of hand techniques for working with clay including modelling 3D objects, pinch pots, coil and slab construction, tiles, scraffito and relief decorative processes. There will be the chance to follow set tasks and then apply processes to your own creative clay work. There will be the opportunity to explore your own ideas and follow set practical tasks.

Support and feedback

Your tutor will support you throughout the course through online face to face discussions and feedback on your progress where appropriate. You will work with your tutor on your personal goals within the structure of the course.

Your tutor will support you throughout the course through online face to face discussions and feedback on your progress where appropriate. You will work with your tutor on your personal goals within the structure of the course.

Additional costs and requirements

You will need a laptop / PC / phone / tablet with a camera and microphone/headphones and a good internet connection. You will need air-dry clay or general purpose (buff) clay if you have access to a kiln(order online from a general market place search or from a supplier like CTM Products (ctmpotterssupplies.co.uk) or Bath Potters Pottery, Kilns, Glazes and Accessories, Clays, Raw Materials, Casting Slips and more – Bath Potters Supplies check delivery lead times) or air dry modelling clay (Das is a good brand). Homemade salt dough is an ok alternative (recipe can be supplied) but will not lend itself to quite a lot of the techniques and methods used with ceramic clays. A selection of clay tools would be useful but you can also use everyday items like old cutlery, wire and other items, tutor will discuss this in the first session.

Also useful to have some old newspaper, a wooden board to work on, a rolling pin, a cloth, an old towel, an apron/old clothes, water and water pot

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

Your tutor will suggest ideas on what to practice in your own time and will signpost you to other opportunities to support your learning. The tutor may set some optional tasks for individuals or the whole group, both within the sessions and to do in your own time

About the tutor

Franca Westaway has been teaching art and design since she came to the South West in the 1990s. Franca is passionate about helping others to gain creative skills and confidence, whatever their area of interest. She has a wide range of experience both in schools and with people of all ages within the community and is particularly keen on 3D and practical techniques across many materials and disciplines, as well as the use of art for personal development and expression and as a therapeutic tool.

DayTuesday
Start date08 June 2021
End date06 July 2021
Start time13:30
End time15:30
CostFree
Concessions not available
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