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 Program Term 4, 2018

Dates: October 23 to December 13

Enrolment details

PCAI offers a range of courses for all levels of participation: from beginners to ongoing and advanced wheelwork.  Session times are offered in the day or evening.

Sessions Times: each course runs for 8 weeks, once per week, for x 3 hour duration.

Term Fees: cover tuition, basic materials and firings. More details regarding materials are listed below. Students are encouraged to purchase tool kits and brushes from our studio (at much discounted prices compared to retail outlets) or bring their own. Details regarding what to bring will be sent once enrolment is confirmed.  

Please select your session times from the following options and proceed to the enrolment form and carefully read the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.  

Tuesday Morning Wheelwork and Hand building

Dates     October 23 to December 11 (8 weeks)

Fee       FULLY BOOKED – JOIN WAITLIST

Time `    10am to 1 pm

Tutor     Peter Dwyer

This class will foster an understanding of basic ceramic techniques from hand-building to wheel throwing, and surface decoration using coloured slips, glazes, texture and incising. Ongoing Students will be nurtured to the next level of advancement in their ceramic journey

Level:  It is open to all levels of ability from beginner to ongoing students. 

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Tuesday Evening   Advanced Wheelwork and Hand building

Dates    October 23 to December 11 (8 weeks)

Fee        $350:- covers increased materials and higher firing range

Time `    6.30 to 9.30 pm

Tutor     Di Turner

This class is designed for students who wish to further develop and extend their competency in wheel work and some hand-building projects. Students’ will be working with high temperature stoneware clay and glazes.

Level Requirement: Completed at least 3 Terms of tuition at PCAI or other Institute; demonstrated evidence of competency on the wheel and understanding of materials prior to enrolment in this class.

 Wednesday Evening       Hand building & Wheelwork

Dates     October 24 to December, 12 (8 weeks)

Fee        FULLY BOOKED – JOIN WAITLIST

Time `    6.30 to 9.30 pm

Tutor     Stefan Hiener

This class is has a focus on hand building and sculptural ceramics, and will also involve wheel work for those interested. Pieces are made and decorated using a variety of surface design techniques, texture, and colour, incising and glazing.

Level:  It is open to all levels of ability from beginner to ongoing students. 

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Thursday Morning            Wheelwork and Hand building

Dates    October 24 to December 13 (8 weeks)

Fee        FULLY BOOKED – JOIN WAITLIST

Time `    10 am to 1 pm

Tutor     Stefan Hiener

This class will foster an understanding of basic ceramic techniques from hand-building to wheel throwing, and surface decoration using coloured slips, glazes, texture and incising. Ongoing Students will be nurtured to the next level of advancement in their ceramic journey

Level:  It is open to all levels of ability from beginner to ongoing students. 

Thursday Evening Wheelwork and Hand building

Dates     October 24 to December 13 (8 weeks)

Fee        FULLY BOOKED – JOIN WAITLIST

Time `    6.30 to 9.30 pm

Tutor     Di Turner

This class will foster an understanding of basic ceramic techniques from hand-building to wheel throwing, and surface decoration using coloured slips, glazes, texture and incising. Ongoing Students will be nurtured to the next level of advancement in their ceramic journey

Level:  It is open to all levels of ability from beginner to ongoing students. 


 

Additional Needs and Physical ability

PCAI is an accessible venue for most although there is one step to the bathroom to navigate however a wheelchair accessible bathroom is available nearby.

Using the pottery wheel can be challenging physically for some with the following conditions: arthritis in or injury to hands; neck or back pain, reduced strength or limited motion in upper arms and shoulders; later trimester of pregnancy; Hip or Foot injury.

There are ways to modify the wheel throwing experience but please consider your physical capacity prior to enrolling in a wheel throwing class. We provide many options for hand building with clay as an alternative to the pottery wheel experience. 

Please feel free to contact us to discuss any addition needs further, so we may be of assistance.

Materials

Your materials fee covers a bag of clay, coloured slips and glazes per student.

 Additional materials such as underglaze and tissue transfers can be purchased from the studio and are not included in materials fee.

For home studio use Clay can be purchased from the studio at discounted prices however orders need to be placed in advance.   

Extra firings

Unfortunately PCAI kilns are always full. Occasionally we can fire some extra pieces, however a cost for bisque and glaze firings for work made outside of class time is necessary. Pieces can only be fired when kiln space is available as priority is given to PCAI enrolled student work.  There are kiln firing services available at Blackwattle ceramics.

If an excess of materials is used during class, students may be asked to refine their work and select only the best for firing or to pay an additional fee for kiln space and materials used.

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