Pottery Throw Down Experience Workshop (classroom-based)

Pottery Throw Down Experience Workshop (classroom-based)

Duration: 3 hours (plus 30 mins comfort break)
Start Date: Wednesday 19 May OR Wednesday 26 May 2021
Day and time: Wednesday, 11am-2.30pm
Course fees: FREE
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call The Preston Road Adult Education Centre on 01482 616 580

Course Aims

Have you always fancied a go on a pottery wheel? Did the Great Pottery Throw Down tempt you into releasing your inner potter? In that case you will love this course!

These workshops will introduce the processes, skills and techniques involved in producing thrown ware in a working pottery studio. You will learn how to safely use a pottery wheel, centre the clay, draw up walls, enabling you to practise making cylinders and bowls on a pottery wheel.

Entry Requirements

Access to IT as the course will be supported using Google Classroom Suite

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please call The Preston Road Adult Education Centre on 01482 616 580

Course Content

This dedicated, covid safe, ceramics studio is well resourced and offers a fantastic opportunity to experience the wonder that is clay! It is the perfect place to get started on a new skill, or build on what you already know. With specialist support from an experienced potter, you’ll learn how to make pots using a genuine potter’s wheel.

You will be introduced to the basics of throwing, learning to centre the clay and then gain practical experience by practising making cylinders and bowls. You will produce your very own unique pots, which will be fired for you to keep, you will be asked to collect your work from Preston Road Adult Education Centre at a later date.

Book now to avoid disappointment as there are only six places available on this workshop to ensure easy social distancing.

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 five stage 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 up to you with future progression on to Potter in the Making, Gateway Qualifications such as Creative Craft Level 1. You can progress on to accredited Pottery classes or even stretch your craft skills by enrolling on to 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.

Progression routes to gateway qualifications are open to you once you have completed this course.

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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