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Art & Design (Ceramics), Award
This Art, Design & Media (Ceramics) course is for students over the age of 19, it offers a comprehensive introduction to the world of ceramics, enabling students to develop their artistic and technical skills in this versatile medium. This Level 1 Award course provides a solid foundation for those who wish to explore ceramics as a potential career path or simply as a means of creative expression.
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental techniques and principles of ceramics. Students will learn how to work with clay to create basic forms and use various surface decoration techniques and apply glaze. The course includes both practical and theoretical components, allowing students to develop their skills and knowledge in a supportive and creative environment.
By the end of the course, students will have developed a range of practical skills, including the ability to create basic forms, decorate surfaces, and glaze their work. Students will also have gained an understanding of the history and cultural significance of ceramics and the role it plays in contemporary art and design.
This course is suitable for beginners with no previous experience in ceramics, as well as those who have some experience and want to develop their skills further. It is a great opportunity to explore a new medium, unleash your creativity, and develop a new hobby or passion.
Join us on this exciting journey into the world of ceramics and discover the joy of creating unique and meaningful artworks with your own hands, and on successful completion of this course you can progress to our Level 2 qualification.
- Throughout the course, students will be introduced to a range of techniques, including:
- Throwing on the wheel
- Decorating techniques
Students will also learn about the properties of clay, different firing techniques, and the history of ceramics. The course is taught by experienced artists and educators who will provide guidance and support throughout the creative process.
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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