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Family Pottery: Summer Pots Using the Wheel

Saturday 27 April 2019
10:00 - 12:00
10 Hours / 5 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

Course description

Max. 1 child (7+) per adult. Parents/carers and children work together to make pots using simple hand building pottery techniques and a potter's wheel as well as decorating and glazing. PLEASE NOTE: The adult whose enrolment details we have MUST be the adult who attends with the child(ren) each and every session of the course.

Entry requirements


What you will learn

Basic throwing techniques including centering the clay on the pottery wheel, coil pots, decorating and glazing techniques will be covered.

How you will learn on this course

There will be demonstrations and mini lectures on each aspect of the course. Discussion on a group and individual level will take place. Much of the teaching will be one to one.

How you will be assessed on this course

1.Produce a variety of artefacts. 2.Identify different clays and finishes. 3.Use decorating and glazing techniques. 4.Demonstrate an understanding of the workings of a pottery studio.

Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

Not applicable to this course.

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

None expected but some research suggested for individual personal projects.

What you need for your course

Note pad

What you need to bring to the first class

An apron or old clothes are recommended.

What you can do next

Further courses in Family Learning and Neighbourhood Learning are available at The Learning centre Bexley - check out the website (www.tlcbexley.ac.uk), phone us on 0208 298 2842 or see our brochure (available in any of our centres). If you need to improve in English or Maths have a look at the level 1 and 2 Functional Skills and GCSE qualifications we have to offer. The college advice and guidance department offers confidential guidance sessions too so if you need further help on where to go from here, get in touch.

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

Venue information

5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking