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T1 Clay Classes โ€“ Ages 10-16

Ages 10-16 with Melanie Sharpham

  • Starts 29 Jan 2024
  • 175 Australian dollars
  • Garden room

8 spot left


Course Description

Material Fee: $30 payable to the tutor. Learn how to make a range of functional clay objects and fun clay characters. We will be using porcelain paper clay and learning a number of different hand building and wheel work techniques over the course. About your Tutor: Melanie has over 25 years of ceramic experience, working and teaching in her pottery studio. A degree in Primary Education and Early Childhood teaching and an Advanced Diploma in Studio Ceramics, Melanie has facilitated primary school artist in residence projects, run PD for teachers and taught students of all ages from Pre - school through to seniors. About the Course This clay course is designed to give students a range of clay experiences and learn a number of different techniques over the term. Including hand building clay animals/critters, pinch pot planter, slab built mugs, a one-on-one wheelwork session, glazing and decorating techniques. Finished work will be fired for you to take home and use. What you need to bring Please wear old clothes/apron. Old towel Personal clay tools โ€“ optional, tools on site as well Journal and pencil Ideas, creativity, positive attitude ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™–๐™ก ๐™๐™š๐™š: $30, paid to the tutor at the first class. This will cover Porcelain paper clay, throwing and other clays purchased from the tutor at cost. (Includes fair use of colourants and glazes) Tools and equipment are supplied. The cost of firing is included in course fees. Tresillian Arts Centre endeavours to have all student work fired within 4 weeks of the end of term. TAC staff will email ceramics students to advise when firing from the recent term is completed and available for collection. Please note that completed work will not be kept for more than 3 months due to storage limitations.


Upcoming Sessions


Terms and Conditions

A 20% administration fee applies to cancellations made before the beginning of the term. No refund will be given once the term has started. Participants in the term courses must be 18+ unless attending the After School or School Holiday workshops. Classes are not held on public holidays. Course start and finishing dates may vary due to public holidays and the availability of the course tutor. A full refund will only be given if a course is cancelled by the Tresillian Arts Centre. A refund will only be given if you have a medical certificate for the dates you have missed. No pro-rata payments are available for term courses or if classes are unattended by the student.

Waitlist form

Please complete the waitlist form if your particular course is full. 

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