Fri Ages 4 to 8 Pottery for Homeschoolers, 14:00 – 15:00 | 17 Jan – 03 Apr
The Pottery for Homeschoolers course is for learners between the ages of 4 and 8.
Times and Duration
This course runs in the Spring Term 2020. Each class is one hour long and runs every Friday from 2pm to 3pm during term time, for the duration of 10 to 13 weeks, depending on the length of the school term. There is a break at half term. The schedule can be found on our term timetable (please see Term Time & Holidays link above).
What We Do
Pottery for Homeschoolers is a very inclusive course, led with sensitivity and understanding, specifically designed to meet the needs of home schooled children. The course is centred on task based learning, allowing children the opportunity to develop hand building and throwing projects based around their interests.
The course aims include fostering an understanding of all the skills of working with clay, not only the actual making and glazing processes, but also the importance of good studio practice, learning about risk assessing and maintaining best practice, including tidying up and taking responsibility for their work. Children will learn and help with technical processes such as recycling and wedging clay as well as firing their work to foster an understanding of the entire discipline. Depending on the group and their interests, we can work within the framework of the Trinity College Arts Awards.
Falling under the Create in Clay umbrella, this course is at the core of the Kite Studios’ ethos and perfectly encapsulates our belief that creativity and confidence are sustained and moulded greatly through the sense of touch. It has been designed to teach and explore all things clay. Starting from learning about design, colour and form to the very nature of clay; the way it is sculpted, the different techniques that can be used to do so, including forming clay at the potter’s wheel.
While the outcome of finished pieces helps motivate students, our focus is on engaging everyone in the process while having fun in a relaxed, informal and inspirational environment. Students are encouraged to select pieces for further development. The Pottery for Homeschoolers course presents a great opportunity for students to build a sense of character while also exploring their creativity and allowing free rein to give physical form to their imaginations.
Included in the price
The course price includes all materials and firings. We provide aprons and towels for use during each class. Shared tools, paper and drawing materials are also provided.
If the term has already started
It is possible to register for the remainder of the course at any point in the term, depending on availability. The price is calculated at £15.00 per class multiplied by the number of classes remaining to the end of term. This can be paid in person at the class or over the phone. Please contact us on 020 8576 6278 during business hours. The course price displayed on this site is for the entire term. Please note that this course cannot be attended on a drop-in basis (you must pay for the entire remainder of the course to reserve your child’s place).
Trial classes are an opportunity for the child to attend one class at any point in the term (except the final week) to help decide if he or she would like to join us for the rest of the course. Please note that there is only one trial class allocated per learner per term. It is not possible to attend this course on a drop in basis.
Who Teaches the Course
The course is taught by Davide Gevonese.
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