Crash Course in Clay – Youth Week 2021

Friday 9 April 2021, 10am – 3pm

Looking to get into ceramics? Crash Course is a one day intensive for beginner through to intermediate level students to learn the basics of ceramics and jumpstart their practice. The course covers all the foundational concepts and techniques required to get you started including; practical theory, group discussion, live demonstrations and hands on experience with a range of different equipment, materials and tools. Upon completion of the Crash Course you will have produced 1 x hand built form and 2 x wheel thrown pieces to be kiln fired and available for collection within the fortnight.

Morning Session: Afternoon Session:
– Studio Health & Safety.
– Key Terms.
– Basics of Clay.
– Hand-Building Techniques:
  Pinch Pots.
  Coil Building .
  Slab Building.
  Joining Clay.
– Clay Recycling & Sustainable Practice.
– Wedging & Preparing Clay for Wheel Throwing
– Centring Clay on the Wheel
– Making Small Cylindrical Forms (Cup or Bowl)
– Finishing pieces. 

*Crash Course is presented by Campbelltown City Council in celebration of Youth Week 2021.

Facilitator: Tina Wheatley
Cost: Free
Ages: 12+