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Family Pottery: Pots for the Garden

Saturday 12 January 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 and sculpture for the garden 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

Learn how to design, model, build and decorate your pot. Basic hand building techniques including pinch pots, slab pots and coil pots will be covered. You will notice improved concentration, confidence, self – esteem and creativity.

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


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


What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

None required but students will be encouraged to research projects using the internet especially You Tube etc. If students have special projects these can these can be incorporated into the course.

What you need for your course


What you need to bring to the first class

1. An apron or old clothes. 2. Enthusiasm. 3. Desire to learn. (All equipment and materials will be provided).

What you can do next

Further courses in Family Learning and Neighbourhood Learning are available at The Learning and Enterprise College Bexley - check out the website (www.lecb.ac.uk), phone us on 0203 045 5176 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