Pottery for Homeschoolers is 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.

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.

Ages

We offer courses aimed towards Primary and Secondary school aged children.

Times and Duration

These courses are taught on Fridays during term time, for a duration of 10 to 12 weeks, depending on the length of the school term. There is a one week break at half term. Classes are 1 hour long but there are options to extend the length of the booking subject to demand.

Who teaches the course

This course is taught by Madeline Hall.

Included in the price

The price of this class includes all material and firing (for work in clay) costs.

Try one class

If your child would like to try one session before deciding if he or she would like to join us for the course please email info@kitestudios.org for more information on availability and pricing.

Covid safety

Please note that due to increased safety measures the participant numbers for this class have been dramatically reduced. This will enable everyone to work together safely in the studio whilst practising social distancing. These smaller class sizes also give our art teachers the opportunity to provide more intensive personalised tutorage within the session. This also enables us to be as inclusive as possible as we are able to provide more individualised learning and support – something that will make engagement better for everyone.

All children will wash their hands upon entering the studio. We also provide hand sanitiser at the front door. When dropping off or collecting your child, to allow for social distancing, we ask that you wait in the street outside the studios (call buzzer 5). A member of staff will meet you there when you arrive.

We keep class sizes small to allow for social distancing. We trust that if any learner or anyone in their household is exhibiting symptoms of Covid 19 or has had a positive Covid test, the learner will not be attending. Please contact us on info@kitestudios.org if this is the case. It may be possible to re-arrange attendance for another class once the self isolation period is over.