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Saturday Pottery for Families
C00469

This is a fun and practical course giving you an opportunity to create with clay together. Clay can be shaped into anything. You and your child will be introduced to many possibilities through an exciting project during the course, such as handbuilding, slab building, and pinch pots.

This course is for designed for you and your child to experience pottery together. The price includes one adult and one child, however you can book a place for an extra child at an additional cost.

Course Content

Through one main project, you will learn various techniques togather, such as:

• Rolling out clay and press moulding.
• Building with firm slabs of clay and adding details.
• All work will be decorated with coloured slips by brushing, sponging, scratching, combing or applying resist.
• You will learn how to apply glaze.

There are design opportunities and challenges within each simple task, and at the end you will have a breakfast bowl you can use (if you do not mind that there is a frog in the bottom) and a lantern.

Entry Requirements

Parents / guardians work alongside their child. Children should be aged seven upwards. No pottery experience necessary.

First Class Requirements

An apron each, a note book and pencil

Attendance Requirements

Students should attend every class letting the tutor know in advance if possible if they are unable to do so.

Assessment Methods

There is no formal assessment, however you will receive regular feedback from your tutor and peers.

Further Study Options

There are additional family ceramics summer school classes during holidays, and you might also like to have a look at our other family courses on offer.

Additional Information

We strongly recommend that learners wear non slip, closed footwear in the pottery area as there is often a lot of dust created and the floors may become slippery when wet if there are spillages.

Parents will help your child to complete each project, and also have the opportunity to make your own pieces as your child becomes more confident.

You will be required to pay for materials that you use from the college and for your firing. Details will be given out at the first class and prices will be dependent on materials used and size of work. You may also bring in your own glass, clay or wax etc should you wish to, however there is no storage on site for materials unless they are purchased from the college. All students under 16 will need parental consent to attend classes at RACC for safeguarding reasons.

If you require further course information or advice and guidance that is not answered in this outline please email art@racc.ac.uk.

If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees and finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email info@racc.ac.uk or drop in to our main reception area.