Family Pottery for Home Schoolers

Family Pottery for Home Schoolers

Duration: 10 weeks
Start Date: Wednesday 21 September 2022
Induction: Wednesday 14 September 2022
Day and time: Wednesday, 9-11am
Course fees: FREE For home school pupils only
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

Course Aims

This family orientated pottery course will run for ten weeks and is designed to offer the opportunity to learn new skills together, explore working with clay and creating memorable moments together in a fully equipped pottery studio.

You will be able to access a working ceramics studio and enjoy a fun art class as a home schoolers group. You will be led step-by-step, through hand-built pottery projects, enabling you to support each other and enjoy being creative.

Entry Requirements

For home school pupils only – Maximum 2 children per adult

How to apply

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

Course Content

You and your child/children will have the opportunity to work in the studio. Activities will include:

  • Coil a small pot and add fun decorations to it so we can use it as a funky succulent planter or as your pot to grow seeds in
  • Make nesting pinch pot bowls, to do this your young learners will use weights and measurements
  • Make a slab-built artist pallet that you can use in art sessions at home
  • Use literacy skills to read the hand outs and be able to identify the tools and natural materials required to develop a project
  • You will use underglazes and glazes to decorate your work
  • You will learn about the health and safety measure we must undertake when working with ceramic materials
  • Be able to carry out craft tasks safely using listening skills
  • You will have the opportunity to have fun together and interact with other home schoolers in a group setting

Assessment Method

This course uses RARPA as its method of assessment.

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 five-stage process which measures and records learners’ progress, achievements and attendance.

Where can it lead?

You may wish to progress on to one of our other pottery and ceramics courses or take a qualification. Such as:

Level 1 Award in Craft Skills Using Natural Materials

Level 2 Certificate in Creative Crafts

These skills could be used in the following job roles:

  • Ceramics Designer
  • Kiln Operative
  • Own Business

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. Ask your tutor to refer you, if required.

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