0415 414589 parraclay@gmail.com

Dates: February 3, to March 26, 2020  

PCAI offers a range of courses for all levels of participation: from beginners to ongoing, to advanced wheelwork or hand building with clay.
NB: Due to the high demand for classes, and limited spaces, please consider if the 8-week Term program is suitable for you. Our tutors are highly qualified, experienced artists who wish to foster students who can commit to a focused learning environment as ceramic arts practice takes time and patience to master.
For those looking for less commitment, why not consider:
The 4 week Introduction to the Wheel course or the weekend program which includes: themed clay projects; master classes for more experienced potters; or our Friday night chill out sessions?
We can also customise sessions for you to try with friends, or a group as a social activity.

Term 1, 2020 Program
Sessions Times: each course runs for: x 4 or x 8 weeks; held once per week; x3 hours each week.
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 February 4, to March 24, 2020 (8 weeks)
Fee $350
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.
NB: replaces Tuesday am class
Level: It is open to all levels of ability from beginner to ongoing students.
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Monday Evening -Introduction to Wheel Work New course
Dates February 3, to March 2, 2020 (4 weeks) NB dates: 3, 10, 17 February & March 2
FULL – JOIN WAITLIST
Time ` 6.30 to 9.30 pm
Tutor Di Turner
This 4 week course will focus on using the Pottery Wheel. You will learn how to centre clay to make small bowls and cylinders, trimming and some decorative surface treatment techniques using slips and clear glaze. It is designed for those who may want to try the course first before enrolling in an 8 week term.
Level: It is recommended for beginners or those wishing to revise their throwing technique.
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Tuesday Evening Advanced Wheelwork and Hand building
Dates February 4, to March 24, 2020 (8 weeks)
FULL – JOIN WAITLIST
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.

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Wednesday Morning Wheelwork and Hand building
Dates February 5, to March 25, 2020 (8 weeks)
Fee $350
Time ` 10 am 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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 Thursday Evening Wheelwork and Hand building
Dates February 6, to March 26, 2020 (8 weeks)
  FULL – 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.
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Conditions of Enrolment, Parramatta Clay and Arts Inc. (PCAI)
How to enrol:
Just complete our Online Enrolment Form which takes 5 minutes
Please fill in all details on the Form to ensure PCAI can contact and confirm enrolment.
You will then be directed to a payment page.

Payment
Payment in FULL must be made at time of booking or your place is not confirmed.
Payment methods:
Direct Deposit: Parramatta Clay & Arts Inc BSB: 082401 Account No: 158500435
PayPal: parraclay@gmail.com

Confirmation of Booking
Once your booking is confirmed, details about our studio and what to bring to class will be sent closer to class commencement date.

Cancellation/ Refund Policy / Missed classes
2 weeks notification prior to commencement of class is required if cancelling your enrolment. A $20 cancellation fee applies
As there is a large waiting list for classes, no refunds or make up classes are available once class commences for missed classes, for change of mind, or failure to attend. In dire personal circumstances a partial refund may be considered. Conditions apply. Students must contact Director immediately to be considered.

Gift Voucher
If you have received a Gift Voucher you still need to book into the program via the online Booking Form. Instead of payment details simply place Gift Voucher number in Notes section of Form. Vouchers can be purchased via email. Gift Vouchers are valid for 24 months from date of purchase.

Waiting List
Class sizes are limited to 10 to 12 persons per class and fill very fast. If classes are full, this will be advised on the online booking Form. Sometime places open, due to cancellation so please complete the waiting list details form. If a place opens when term has commenced you will be advised and pay the full rate or a pro rata rate (if you miss a class) for the remainder of Term.
The Wait list is compiled in order of date and time of your booking. Also by filling in your name, we can better plan for classes next term.

Additional Needs and Physical ability
PCAI is an accessible venue for most although there is one step to the bathroom to navigate. A wheelchair accessible bathroom is available nearby.

Using the pottery wheel can be physically challenging 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 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
PCAI kilns are always full, due to large student numbers. 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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