Courses

MAC Camp: Pottery Bugs And Hedgerow Animals 

Booking Info
  • TutorBarbara Pianca
  • Price-
  • Age-
  • LevelAll Levels

Mon 19 - Wed 21 February / 8.30am-5.30pm, £135 with lunch / £119 exc lunch, 6-11 years

Learn how to make pottery bugs and hedgerow animals, learn all about hand building and coiling techniques and imaginative ways to decorate your pottery creatures.  

What will you learn on this course?

During this 3 day camp children will learn how to make 3D pottery bugs such as ladybirds and snails and hedgerow animals such as hedgehogs. They will explore different ceramic techniques such as hand slab building, coiling and pinching then learn to paint their creatures with coloured slips.

The course is held in the pottery studio and provides a fun and creative environment which will encourage children’s creativity and discovery. The course provides an exciting introduction to ceramics where children get to explore the medium of clay with a group of like-minded people.

Children will learn different hand-building techniques such as coiling, slab building and sculpting clay. They will then add decoration using a variety of glaze techniques. Learners will be encouraged to review and refine their work to produce finished ceramic pieces that are unique 

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for children aged 6 to 11. 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.

All our staff are DBS checked.

The course is accessible for children with disabilities but you do need dexterity in your hands to work with clay. A Carer may assist. 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.

About MAC Camps

MAC Camps are 3-5 days long courses taking place during half term and full term holidays, offering children the opportunity to take part in an intensive learning experience of various art form. Each day will follow the same routine. This will include 4 hours of workshop activity with mac’s specialist artist tutors and a specially selected series of film screenings linked to the course art form or subject area. 

Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack is also included in the course price. Children will be supervised at all times and please ensure that they are dropped off and collected within the designated time slots. 

Please complete the student enrollment form including details of any dietary requirements. 

The daily timetable is:
08:30 – 09:30  Drop-off and breakfast in Bridges Café
09:30 – 12:00 Workshop session 1
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 15:00 Workshop session 2
15:00 – 15:15 Break with snack
15:15 – 17:00 Film screening
17:00 – 17:30 Pick-up 

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?

Barbara Pianca 

Important Information 

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.

Participant Enrolment Form