A group of children gather around the tutor, Libbie, watching a demonstration

About Summer Pottery Camp (CSC133)

Learn all about hand building and coiling techniques with a summer theme in this two-day course.

What will you learn on this course?

During this course, children will learn how to make a number of hand-built pottery items with a summer theme.

The course provides a fun and creative environment which will encourage children’s creativity and discovery. This is an exciting introduction to ceramics where children get to explore the medium of clay.

Children will learn different hand-building techniques such as coiling, slab building, and sculpting clay. They will add decoration using a variety of glaze techniques.

Learners will be encouraged to review and refine their work to produce finished ceramics pieces that are unique to them.

Please note that ceramic works need time to dry out and then fired twice in MAC’s kilns. Your item 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. It is open to all ability levels and does not require any previous experience. We provide a learning support worker and all our staff are DBS checked. Parents are not expected to accompany children on the course.

The course is accessible for children of all abilities, but you do need dexterity in your hands to work with clay. A parent or carer may attend to assist the child if required; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. Please contact us to discuss your specific access needs. The room is wheelchair accessible.

Age ranges are set carefully to take into account 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 course material and equipment are provided.

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

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs for this course.

Who teaches this course?

Libby Gillies

Dates and times

  • July – July