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Courses Intermediate- 25993 Ceramic Foundation- Intermediate skills and techniques

Northern Beaches Ceramics currently offers two course pathways for those who plan to build upon existing ceramic experience.

  1. 25993 Ceramic Foundation-Intermediate skills and Techniques
  2. CUV50211 Diploma in Ceramics-Vet Fee Help is available VFH for the Diploma as an option to finance study.
  • 25993 Ceramic Foundation-Intermediate skills and Techniques

Build upon the foundations of ceramic studio art including wheel forming, ceramic sculpture, mould making, ceramic technologies, kiln firing, colour and design plus ceramic history in a professional studio environment. Teachers will demonstrate a wide range of specific techniques and skills to assist and further develop your creative potential. Greater focus is given to the technical aspects of ceramics such as glaze technology. The Intermediate foundation is a prescriptive course that builds upon the learners existing skill base with a different focus discipline each term.

We cover the following Focus disciplines over the course of a four term year. The order of delivery may change depending on the day of the week.

Term 1 – Semester 1-Hand forming focus- Low fire techniques, naked raku, saggar firing. Day  Teacher Walter Auer. Night class Teacher Sam Perks

Georgi Armen -Naked Raku

Georgi Armen -Handbuilt Naked Raku

Term 2-Semester 1- Wheelforming focus- Cups and handle making techniques, Lidded containers, galleries and lid styles. Day Teacher Chris James. Night class Teacher Sam Perks

Trisha Dwyer-Saggar fired teapot

Tricia Dwyer- Wheel thrown Saggar fired teapot

 

Jenny Blackwell- Slab construction

Jenny Blackwell- Slab construction

Term 2 Semester 2- Slip casting and Mould making focus. Multiple part moulds, slip casting. Day Class Teacher Chris James.

Tricia Dwyer-Slip cast vases

Slip cast Vases-Coloured slips -Tricia Dwyer

Day class-Ceramics Foundation intermediate is delivered over 4 x 8 week blocks to build 1 x 32 week year of ceramic study. Ceramics Foundation Intermediate courses currently run during the day on Monday or Friday from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm . Students can enter the section and set up from 8.30 am and finish at 4.00 pm. A second self directed practice day is available Tuesday.

Monday- Term one of Semester 1- 2018 “Hand Forming Focus” Commences Monday 12th February

The Monday Intermediate class for term 1 2018 is fully booked

Teachers- Walter Auer or Chris James

Cost day class $670 per 8 week term. Tuition day Monday- Studio day Tuesday

Friday– Term one of Semester 1- 2018 “Slab Forming Focus” Commences Friday 16th February

Enrol in the intermediate day on Fridays here

Teachers- Sam Perks

Cost day class $670 per 8 week term. Tuition day Friday- Studio day Monday

Night class-Ceramics Foundation intermediate is delivered over 4 x 8 week blocks to build 1 x 32 week year of ceramic study. Ceramics Foundation courses currently run during the night from 6.00pm to 10.00 pm on Wednesday nights. A second self directed practice night is available Tuesday night.

Sam’s Project for Wednesday nights and Fridays- Term 1 will involve architecturally inspired slab building with basics in glaze and kiln technology.  Students will be taking elements and features of classic architectural designs and rebuilding them to make unique sculptural pieces. Alongside this, by learning the basics of glaze technology, the students will start to develop their own glaze for use on their pieces.  This can be built on throughout the term and continued throughout the year.

Firing will be chosen depending on the glaze developed and used for the students work.  Students will learn about packing and firing gas and electric kilns and develop an understanding of the differences between the various methods.

Teacher- Samantha “Sam” Perks

Term One of Semester 1- 2018 “Slab Forming Focus” Commences on Wednesday the 14th February enroll HERE

Cost Night class $495 per 8 week term

  • Prior ceramic experience is necessary for this course.
  • We have structured projects for classes however there are no written assignments or assessments.
  • Learners enrol term by term at any stage of the year.

Upon completion of the 25993 Intermediate skills and techniques learners can articulate into the part time  Diploma over 2 years 2 days per week. Another study option is the 29339 Open Studio Advanced.

Please contact Chris James for further information via the contact form below.

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