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‘Colour and Design in Ceramics’ with Nina Matthewson commences Tuesday 19th Jan 2021- We have a few places available for this course. Jan 19 to 22.

TAFE STATEMENT IN CERAMICS PLUS – MASTER SERIES

  • TAFE NSW code: 800-000196-21NBC-002

Location – Northern Beaches

Immerse yourself in this four day Summer School Master Series Workshop learning about colour and design development techniques. Join Nina Matthewson as she teaches the art of mixing colour palettes and how to create semi abstract and abstract designs using a variety of design techniques. Your colour palette and designs will then be applied to clay forms using a range of application techniques. This course is designed for beginner to intermediate level.

Dates – Jan 19 to 22

Times -9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Location – Northern Beaches TAFE Ceramics Dept. 154 old Pittwater Rd Brookvale 2100

Room CG.24

Cost $480.00 Places in this course are secured with full payment.

Enrolment- HERE

Nina’s course outline and what to bring-

Project1. Discover the art of mixing colour 2. Mono-printing on clay 3. Vessels or objects made from clay slabs
Clay  Keanes MF 33 or White Raku
Production techniqueHand-forming using soft slabs – using the slab roller or by hand. Making a variety of soft slab constructions.
Surface treatmentMonoprinting technique using slips and underglazes applied on leather hard clay surface with added sgraffito.  
HistoryResearch the art of monoprinting, collect colour images that represent palettes you develop.
Firing techniquesBisque Mid fire 1220 Oxidation
Colour and designPainting in your visual diary we will cover Hue, chroma and tone Monochromatic, Related, Complementary and Tertiary Palettes. A variety of design techniques
EquipmentVisual diary, two small square brushes, white palette or plate, water container, pen, rubber, ruler, pencil, sharp knife, apron, towel, gladwrap, small sponge, plastic bags and any ceramic tools you have. We will stop for lunch and morning tea so bring food and cup. Enclosed shoes are compulsory  

If you need tools we have starter tool kits available for $15 and you will need to purchase clay $20 a bag, please bring cash if you don’t have a clay account with us. Your teacher will provide acrylic paints, spare brushes, cartridge paper and a fun happy atmosphere for you to learn in.

Wheel Forming- 4 day Autumn School with Peter Dwyer- 12 to 15 of April-2021

Immerse yourself in this four-day Autumn School Master Series workshop. Join teacher Peter Dwyer for this hands-on throwing workshop. This introductory wheel-throwing course will utilise foundation skills and techniques to assist the pottery novice begin their journey at the pottery wheel. More advanced throwers are invited to enrol and they will be encouraged to include these existing skills in their demonstration of more advanced shape creation.

Course content will cover: Clay preparation, centering a lump of wedged clay followed by opening up, pulling up and refinement of the clay shape on the pottery wheel. Discussions of personal design preference will be encouraged. These conversations will assist students relay their design intentions and include particular aesthetic and finishing techniques into their pieces.

Stoneware clay will be used for all throwing pieces. All work created /thrown, will need to be turned and trimmed the following day before additional pieces are thrown. This valuable refinement stage often transforms work into very professional looking pieces. Additional decorating slips and surface mark-making will also add valuable interest at this stage before works are dried for the first firing/ bisque.

Students will need their own throwing and turning tools. All clay can be purchased from the Northern Beaches TAFE Ceramics department.

Dates- Mon 12th to Thursday 15th of April-2021

Times- 9.30am to 4.30pm

Location- Northern Beaches Ceramics Dept- C Block 154 Old Pittwater Rd Brookvale

Teacher- Peter Dwyer

Cost- $480

Enrolment link- HERE

Contact-Chris James for further information

Ceramic Foundation Intermediate Mondays Is now open for enrolment at Northern Beaches Ceramics

TAFE STATEMENT IN CERAMICS FOUNDATION – INTERMEDIATE SKILLS/TECHNIQUES

  • TAFE NSW code: 800-000185-21NBC-101

Location – Northern Beaches

The Ceramics Foundation Intermediate course is suitable for students with prior ceramic experience. During Term 1 the class will focus on Coil building construction and Naked Raku surface treatment techniques. Learn the foundations of ceramic studio art practice in a supportive and professional environment. Students enrol in this course to build upon existing Hand forming, kiln packing and firing skills. Students will refine technical and conceptual skills through a process of experimentation and practice. Teachers will demonstrate a wide range of specific techniques and processes.

Monday Teacher -Nina Matthewson

The Ceramic Foundation Intermediate Monday runs from 9am to 4pm for 8 weeks

First class commences Feb 1st 2021

Enrolment Link –HERE

The Ceramic Foundation basic Skills and Techniques is now Open for enrolment

TAFE STATEMENT IN CERAMICS FOUNDATION – BASIC SKILLS/TECHNIQUES

Course Code: 800-000187

This course is most appropriate course for beginners.

In this course Students will learn the foundations of ceramic studio art practice in a supportive and professional environment. Explore basic wheel forming, design, mould making and hand forming skills. In developing ideas for project work, you will refine technical and conceptual skills through a process of experimentation and practice. Teachers will demonstrate a wide range of specific techniques and skills so that you can unlock your creativity with clay. This course can be extended into a full year program as a series of four payment terms to give a full range of basic ceramics skills. On completion of the full year, students may be eligible to articulate into the Diploma of Ceramics.

Term 1 project is Hand building with coil construction with sgraffito surface treatment techniques

The Basic skills and Techniques runs on the following days and times for 8 weeks.

Tuesday 9.30 am to 2.30 pm – Teacher, Nina Matthewson Commencing Feb 9th

Tuesday night 6pm to 10 pm Teacher, Peter Dwyer Commencing Feb 9th This offering is not appearing on the web yet. It should open for enrolment in the next few weeks.

Friday 9.30 am to 2.30 pm Teacher, Nina Matthewson Commencing Feb 5th

Please Note- The class will not be offered Wednesdays. Please Ignore the Wednesday 3rd Feb Offering on the TAFE NSW website. It is incorrect.

Enrolment links on the TAFE NSW website HERE

The Ceramic Foundation Intermediate Skills and Techniques is Open for enrolment at Northern Beaches TAFE

TAFE STATEMENT IN CERAMICS FOUNDATION – INTERMEDIATE SKILLS/TECHNIQUES

Course Code: 800-000185

Learn the foundations of ceramic studio art practice in a supportive and professional environment. Build upon existing wheel forming, design, mould making, hand forming, kiln packing and firing skills. You will refine technical and conceptual skills through a process of experimentation and practice.

Teachers will demonstrate a wide range of specific techniques and skills so that you can further develop with clay. This course can be extended into a full year program as a series of four payment terms to give a full range of basic ceramics skills. On completion of the full year, students may articulate into the Diploma of Ceramics

The Intermediate skills is offered on the following days/nights at Northern Beaches Ceramics

Monday (Please Note the Monday offering is not open for enrolment yet, Hopefully it will be soon)

Wednesday night

Fridays

Enrolment links – HERE

Open Studio one day per week is now Open for enrolment at Northern Beaches TAFE

TAFE STATEMENT IN OPEN STUDIO PRACTICE – CERAMICS

  • TAFE NSW code: 800-000178-21NBC-101

Location – Northern Beaches

This program provides access to TAFE Northern Beaches Ceramics studios and facilities. The Open Studio format supports students so that they can develop and build upon existing skills, techniques and concepts by focussing on a body of their own work. The studios and facilities are under the supervision of a skilled TAFE teacher who can provide tutorial assistance.

Tuition Day- Thursday.

Start date Feb 4th for 9 weeks. (please note Open Studio 1 day is now a 9 week term rather than 8 weeks)

Times 9 am to 4 pm

Cost $575

This course is limited to 16 people. Places in this course are secured with full payment

Enrol for 2021- HERE

If you have not enrolled in an Open studio at Northern Beaches before please contact Chris James so we can discuss if this course is appropriate for your needs.

Open Studio Advanced 2 days per week is now open for enrolment- Northern Beaches TAFE

TAFE STATEMENT IN OPEN STUDIO PRACTICE – CERAMICS ADVANCED

  • TAFE NSW code: 800-000179-21NBC-004

Location – Northern Beaches

This program provides access to TAFE Northern Beaches Ceramics studios and facilities. The Open Studio format supports students so that they can develop and build upon existing skills, techniques and concepts by focussing on a body of their own work. The studios and facilities are under the supervision of a skilled TAFE teacher who can provide tutorial assistance. Open Studio Advanced students can also attend a second self-directed studio day on Wednesdays each week for 18 weeks

If you have not enrolled in an Open Studio course at Northen Beaches please contact Christopher.james9@tafensw.edu.au to hear more about the format and discover if this course is suitable for you.

Tuition Day Thursday.

Studio Day Wednesday each week.

Start date Feb 4th for 18 weeks

Times 9 am to 4 pm

Cost $1595

This course is limited to 16 people. Places in this course are secured with full payment

Enrol for 2021 HERE

Essence- End of year Ceramics Exhibition by Students of Northern Beaches TAFE

Students and staff look forward to sharing a year of creativity with each of you. We will not be holding an opening event. The exhibition will be open 10 am to 4 pm each day.

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Sol Contardo- The Edge of the World- Opens Nov 4th- Gallery Lane Cove

Australian Ceramics Open Studios Commencing 21st November

Join Makers all over Australia. Visit their studios, meet the makers and view new work.

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https://www.australianceramicscommunity.com/

Several Northern Beaches Ceramics Students have their studios open as part of this nationwide event including Kara Pryor, Fiona Alvarez, Heidi Steller, Jules Irving, Mandie Robertson, Godelieve Mols.

Ros Lowe and Susannah Paterson have their studio open for extra time. Details below