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Ceramics for Beginners/Improvers - Part-time

Course outline

These ceramics courses are based at Nottingham Ceramics School and are aimed at complete beginners, those who wish to refresh the basics and improvers who have completed the beginners course.

Ceramics for Beginners course

Beginners will be guided through the main hand-building techniques of pinching, coiling, slabbing using different clay bodies as well as an introduction to throwing. Alongside this you will be taught a range of different decorative processes using coloured slips and glazing techniques.

Under the guidance and support of your tutor, the aim is for you to build a good foundation of skills and knowledge and understand the importance of safe studio practice so you gain the confidence to work independently on your own ideas.

Ceramics for Improvers course

Leading on from our Ceramics for Beginners course, the Ceramics for Improvers course builds on the basic skills already learned. Students will be guided through self-directed ceramic projects. This course is open to anyone with basic experience of ceramics.

How to apply for this course

Apply now and if you need to pay any course fees, or provide evidence if you wish to claim a fee reduction, we will contact you to let you know how to do this.

For help on completing the online application form, please see our useful apply online guide here.

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions
Unit 36
D Block
Hartley Business Centre
Ellesmere Crescent
Nottingham
NG5 1DG

Start: 17th January 2022

End: 21st March 2022

Time: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Day: Monday

Tuition fee: £101.25

Tuition fees may be waived if you are in receipt of certain benefits. Please see our Community Learning Courses page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Ceramics for Improvers

Course code: C038008 / Q038009

Unit 36
D Block
Hartley Business Centre
Ellesmere Crescent
Nottingham
NG5 1DG

Start: 18th January 2022

End: 22nd March 2022

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Day: Tuesday

Tuition fee: £101.25

Tuition fees may be waived if you are in receipt of certain benefits. Please see our Community Learning Courses page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Ceramics for Beginners

Course code: C037304 / Q037305

Unit 36
D Block
Hartley Business Centre
Ellesmere Crescent
Nottingham
NG5 1DG

Start: 25th April 2022

End: 27th June 2022

Time: 12:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Day: Monday

Tuition fee: £99

Tuition fees may be waived if you are in receipt of certain benefits. Please see our Community Learning Courses page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Ceramics for Improvers

Course code: C038010 / Q038011

Unit 36
D Block
Hartley Business Centre
Ellesmere Crescent
Nottingham
NG5 1DG

Start: 26th April 2022

End: 28th June 2022

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Day: Tuesday

Tuition fee: £101.25

Tuition fees may be waived if you are in receipt of certain benefits. Please see our Community Learning Courses page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Ceramics for Beginners

Course code: C037306 / Q037307

Qualification

College certificate.

Level Other
Entry requirements

No prior experience is required.

Assessment

Your tutor will give you one to one feedback and discuss your progress on a regular basis.

Progression

You can progress on to the Studio Ceramics course or employment as an artist, ceramicist or designer.

Additional information

Students will be required to pay materials costs directly to Nottingham Ceramic School to cover clay, firing and glaze.

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