The CCE visual arts program offers interactive courses for the budding to experienced artists, from classic to modern techniques, in the areas of: photography, drawing, painting, woodwork, steelwork, ceramics, textiles and more.

Tue 22 May 2018 - Tue 03 Jul 2018

18:00 - 21:00

7 Sessions
9 spots remaining.

Tue 07 Aug 2018 - Tue 18 Sep 2018

18:00 - 21:00

7 Sessions
10 spots remaining.

Tue 02 Oct 2018 - Tue 13 Nov 2018

18:00 - 21:00

7 Sessions
10 spots remaining.

Go potty with this class. Wishing to learn, develop and improve you wheelwork technique for making pots? Extend your ability and scope to produce various sizes and styles of pottery.

Course outline

This course for is designed for beginners and continuing students, wishing to learn, develop and improve their wheelwork technique for making pots. You will extend your ability and scope to produce various sizes and styles of pottery focussing on vases, bottles, and bowls as well as making stoneware pots, fired using simple glazes to 1100deg.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, beginners will have developed basic wheel-working skills while more advanced students will have improved their skills, increasing the scale and variety of forms they can make. There will be a focus on basic throwing skills in a series of exercises. More advanced students will be assisted in improving their techniques and achieving self-guided outcomes.

Who should enrol

Both the beginning student and more advanced will equally enjoy this course.

Course materials

Beginners will not require any tools or equipment, however more advanced students will need to supply their own pottery tools. Clay will be available during classes. Please bring a plastic ice-cream container, a sponge, and an old towel and it is recommended to wear old clothes.

Mon 21 May 2018 - Mon 09 Jul 2018

09:00 - 12:00

6 Sessions
7 spots remaining.

Explore the possibilities of ceramic through the potters' wheel and clay hand building. Experience a range of surface techniques using a variety of materials as you develop your approach to form and decorations.

Course outline

Using historical objects and contemporary artists as inspiration, discover the possibilities of ceramic form using the potters' wheel and hand building techniques. Discover a range of surface and decorative approaches and the appropriate firing techniques required.

Feel the freedom to pursue your ideas and to cultivate your individual approach under excellent guidance and instruction.

From beginners to advanced, expand your skill-level!

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you should have:

  • created a number of works in your chosen field
  • gained new or developed existing skills
  • cultivated an individual approach to outwork your skills, conceptually and in practice.

Who should enrol

This course is designed to include all levels of ceramic experience including absolute beginners.

Course materials

  • Fishing line to cut clay
  • Ceramic tools – to be discussed in class
  • Good quality brushes
  • Plastic to wrap clay and work
  • Apron and old towel
  • Notebook/Sketchbook