Connecting Community through Clay

$300

Explore your hidden artist and learn to create some ceramic pieces. Ceramics has been around for thousands of years, since humans first began carrying and storing food and water. The process of making something using clay accesses both physical and mental processes which stimulates the brain’s reward network, and assists with developing self-expression and self esteem.

Through the course of a term, I will teach you, through online video lessons, about types of clay, specific clay skills and processes, glazing techniques and clay care. Any age or level of experience is able and welcome. Whether you are a family, a couple, primary or secondary student…. whatever age, an Artful Life has no boundaries to creating.

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As a Visual Arts educator of more than 30 years, I know how important creativity is during challenging times for maintaining wellbeing.

With so many people restricted by staying at home and unable to pursue your usual range of activity, I thought that you may like to explore your hidden artist and learn to create some ceramic pieces.  Any age or level of experience is able and welcome. Whether you are a family, a couple, primary or secondary student…. whatever age, an Artful Life has no boundaries to creating.

Through the course of a term, with weekly online video lessons, I will teach you about types of clay, specific clay skills and processes, glazing techniques and clay care.

The course cost covers all materials, loan of tools, video of me demonstrating each lesson, firings and my time to clear gloss and fire work again. I will also answer questions during the week to help you on your journey of creative discovery.

Course costs are:

  • 1 class – per person/kit = $35.00
  • Full term, 9 lessons – per person = $300.00  (Term 2 = Apr 14 – 27 June)
    • all materials & loan of tools included

Invite your partner or a second child / sibling for a 10% sibling / partner discount = $270.00 (only available for full term bookings)

Each week we will explore a new clay technique or skill through the process of making a small clay object and :

I will email:

    • a link to a video for the week’s activity;
    • a handout for each activity summarising the information delivered in the video; and
    • leave your materials kit for collection on my front porch

You will:

    • collect your kit from my front porch on Tuesday between 1pm – 7pm
    • drop off your finished work from the week before to be fired
    • no contact required!

Your pieces will receive up to 2 firings per piece (depending on glaze types used).

You must name the bottom of your work and return it in a named container when still damp, NOT when dry, as it is breakable at this stage to transport.

You must sanitise all tools before returning them (wash in hot soapy water, air dry and place back in provided snap-lock bag).

You can walk or drive to collect and drop off – simple.