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About Family Pottery Picasso Inspired Plates

Explore the world of clay together and learn how to make hand-built pottery plates inspired by the dazzling ceramic work of renowned artist Pablo Picasso.

What will you learn on this course?

During this one-day course, as a family you will design and create plates with relief, using your own design inspired by the ceramic work of Picasso.

Develop your creativity together, as you spend a day playing with clay in one of MAC’s fully equipped ceramics studios.

The tutor will take you through the slab hand-building technique and you’ll learn how to add decoration with coloured slips to your designs. You will be encouraged to review and refine your work to produce a finished ceramic piece that is unique and of a high standard.

By the end of this course, you will have learned how to use of the equipment in the ceramic studio safely and correctly. You will have learned a range of techniques and made a high-quality ceramic piece which can stand proudly in your home for years to come.

Please note that your finished piece will need time to dry out and be fired twice in MAC’s kilns. Your work will be ready for collection 4 weeks after the date of your workshop. We will contact you when the work is ready. When you arrive at MAC please ask for an Art Studio Technician or a Duty Manager who will be happy to help you retrieve your piece from our secure pottery cages.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years accompanied by their parents or guardians who are looking for an opportunity to enjoy learning together. It is open to all levels. Those with little or no experience of pottery will be shown demonstrations for the various techniques used, and those with previous experience will be able to self-direct their work with guidance from the tutor.

The course is accessible for people with disabilities who can participate in practical art and craft activities, however, please note that you do need dexterity in your hands to work with clay. The room is wheelchair accessible.

Age ranges are set carefully to consider key age developments, materials being used, and course stimulus. It is very important that age ranges are not too large or across key stages and therefore need to be adhered to.

Do you need to bring anything?

All materials and equipment are provided.

Are there any additional costs?

The course price includes all materials and the firing of your work.

The course price covers one adult and one child. There is a charge for each additional person (child or adult). At least one adult must be present for every three children.

Please note that lunch is not provided. Children will need to bring their own lunch to eat on a supervised one-hour break.

Who teaches this course?

Andrea Clarke

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