Air Drying Clay (classroom-based) *new learners only*

Air Drying Clay (classroom-based) *new learners only*

Duration: 5 weeks
Start Date: Tuesday 11 January 2022 OR Tuesday 22 February 2022
Day and time: Tuesday, 10am-12noon
Course fees: £36.50 / FREE (fee remissions available) - clay included
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

Course Aims

In this short course you will work with a fantastic variety of air-drying clay that is strong and durable. You will work on tutor led projects learning how to create projects each week. From forming decorative plates and trinket jars or large sculptures to creating small jewellery pieces, air drying clay is incredibly versatile.

You will learn how to work with the clay, create armatures, use texture and pattern as well as how to decorate, mount and finish your projects.

This course is available for learners new to Hull Training and Adult Education only.  Learners who have previously enrolled on any course with Hull Training and Adult Education will not be eligible.

Entry Requirements

Access to IT, as the course will be supported using our Google Classroom suite.

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

Course Content

You will create three projects during this short course. You will learn to use texture and pattern in the clay as well as creating armatures and cladding the clay around a former to build up larger work.

The air-drying clay that you will use is a commercial clay that is produced for its strength and durability. It is unlike the clays available to buy in hobby shops, it is stronger and such fun to work with.

Clay is a fantastic material to work with, this course offers a relaxing and engaging opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people while enjoying arts and crafts.

Assessment Method

This course is assessed through RARPA and you will receive guidance and support identifying and setting individual targets, feedback along your creative journey and support to achieve your aims.

RARPA stands for Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement which is the process of assessment for non-accredited learning. It is a means of validating the outcomes of programmes which do not result in qualifications. RARPA is a fivestage process which measures and records learners’ progress, achievements and attendance.

Where can it lead?

Once you have built up your confidence and skills the world of progression opens to you with future progression on to Potter in the Making, Gateway Qualifications such as Level 1 Creative Craft.

You can progress on to accredited Pottery classes or even stretch your craft skills by enrolling on other courses which interest you, learning new skills and gaining great highlights to add to your CV. New courses and skills give you interesting talking points and can show diverse interests and skills which all help when in an interview.

You may even consolidate your craft skills in the future to consider establishing a small business or to work alongside other craftworkers in ceramics.

As a Hull Training and Adult Education learner you have access to our Careers Advice Service. Our advisers are on hand to guide you through options and support you to achieve your full potential.

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