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Art & Design (Ceramics), Award
This Art, Design & Media (Ceramics) course is for students over the age of 19, it offers an immersive and dynamic exploration of ceramics as a medium for artistic expression. Designed for individuals who have completed the Level 1 Award or have a basic understanding of ceramics, this Level 2 course builds upon existing skills and knowledge, providing a deeper understanding of the creative and technical aspects of working with clay.
Throughout the course, students will engage in a series of hands-on projects and critical studies, guided by experienced instructors who are passionate about ceramics and committed to nurturing students' artistic development. Students will have the opportunity to expand their repertoire of ceramic techniques, experiment with new concepts, and push the boundaries of their creativity.
By the end of the course, students will have acquired an advanced skill set in ceramics, enabling them to create sophisticated and conceptually driven artworks. They will have developed a strong understanding of ceramic techniques, material properties, and their application within a contemporary artistic context. This Level 2 Award can serve as a valuable steppingstone for further study in ceramics or related disciplines at higher levels, as well as providing a solid foundation for pursuing a career in the field of ceramics.
Embark on this enriching artistic journey and expand your creative horizons through the captivating world of ceramics. Discover the transformative power of clay as you create expressive and thought-provoking artworks that reflect your personal vision.
The Level 2 Award in Art, Design & Media (Ceramics) encompasses the following key areas:
- Advanced techniques: students will delve into more advanced hand-building techniques, including coiling, slab construction, and mould-making. They will refine their skills in creating complex forms, exploring structural integrity, and developing a personal aesthetic
- Surface design and decoration
- Kiln firing and advanced glazing
- Conceptual development
- Professional practice and exhibition
Assessment is based on the completion of practical assignments, written and visual records of practice and a written evaluation. Students will be required to produce a portfolio of work that demonstrates their practical skills and understanding of the theoretical concepts covered in the course.
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A Level 1 Award or have a basic understanding of ceramics plus a successful interview with a member the Creative Arts team.
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