- TutorOlga Terry
Mon 9 April / 10am-3pm, £22, Ages 9-14, Advanced
A 1 day advanced course for those children who've mastered the basics on our other pottery courses and want to be stretched further.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for children & young people aged 9 to 14 who have attended a number of mac’s previous pottery clubs and looking for something more advanced. Designed in response to young customer’s feedback, this 1 day class is an opportunity for our experienced young potters to take on a challenge that stretches them further, building on previous experience and able to self-direct with demonstrations and guidance from the tutor.
Parents are not expected to accompany children on these courses. All our staff are DBS checked.
The course is accessible for young people with disabilities as long as they meet the advanced level requirements. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.
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.
What will you learn on this course?
The advanced pottery club is a fun and creative environment that will encourage young people’s creativity and artistic potential. The course provides an exciting next steps to ceramics from our introductory course, where children get to explore the medium of clay with a group of like-minded people.
Participants will learn more advanced pottery techniques and will be challenged to create ambitious and creative pieces. They will add decoration using suitable glaze techniques and encourage to take risks and develop new skills to support them to create work of a high standard.
The tutor will demonstrate techniques and challenge the participants to make work of a more advanced level.
In addition to practical making skills the tutor will use visual resources such as ceramics magazines and books to give you an understanding of both historical and contemporary ceramic artist’s work.
Finished glazed ceramic creations will be ready to collect from mac at a date to be agreed at the end of the day that will allow time for drying and firing to take place.
Do you need to bring anything?
You don’t need to bring anything. All materials and equipment is provided. There are no additional costs. The course price includes all materials and firing of your work.
Who teaches this course?
Our enhanced Safeguarding Policy recommends that we hold emergency contact details for all learning and participation activities (including courses), for children and young people under 18 years old and for supported or vulnerable adults. These are to be completed and signed by parents/carers except young people aged 16-18 and supported/vulnerable adults who are able to sign for themselves.
Completed forms must be handed in to our Sales and Information Team prior to the start of the course.