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Pottery classes...

 

We have several pottery classes for adults, and family classes for children to come along to with or without their parents. These classes are designed to cater for all abilities, from complete beginners to advanced students. Forgan boasts three wonderful pottery tutors: Pat Peters, Heather Gilbert and Irene Coulthard

 

PAT has been teaching for many years at both Waid Academy and Forgan Arts Centre. Pat is a highly qualified and experienced potter with a wealth of knowledge in both wheel work and hand building. Pat will teach you everything you need to know from creating a piece, to adding texture and pattern or perfecting the finish of your ceramics.

 

HEATHER holds a BA (HONS) in Fine Art, and has been teaching locally for over 15 years, and covers all methods of making, from hand building techniques such as coiling, pinching and slab work, to throwing pots on the wheel. She will be on hand to give demonstrations and advice and you will learn about the different glazing methods and techniques you can use to create your finished work.

 

IRENE returns to her pottery roots to teach a variety of decorative ceramic techniques complimenting the regular day and evening pottery classes at Forgan Arts Centre. Irene taught slip casting and painting techniques and wrote monthly articles for a popular crafts magazine showing step by step instructions on how to cast, fire and decorate ceramic items.

Along the way there will be an additional minimal firing cost, which is dependent on the size of your work. Clay can be purchased from the Centre or you can practice with recycling clay.

 

 

MONDAYS

 

MONDAYS I 2PM - 4PM OR 7-9PM

8 WEEK BLOCK I OCT 21, 28 NOV 4, 11, 18, 25 DEC 2, 9

ADULTS £96 I MEMBERS £80

 

 

 

Pottery with Pat ...

With Heather...This class is designed or children to come along to with or without their parents! These classes cater for all abilities, from complete beginners to advanced students. Spend time with your child while both being creative in our new family class, or if your child is 10y+, they may want to come without an adult cramping their creative style? It’s up to you in this fun explorative class!

Pottery with Heather...

THURSDAY

 

THURSDAYS I 7PM – 9.30PM EXTENDED CLASS

8 WEEK BLOCK I OCT 24, 31 NOV 7, 14, 21, 28 DEC 5, 12

ADULTS £120 I MEMBERS £100

 

 

 

WEDNESDAYS

 

WEDNESDAYS I 2.30PM – 4.30PM OR 7PM – 9PM

8 WEEK BLOCK I OCT 23, 30 NOV 6, 13, 20, 27 DEC 4, 11

ADULTS £96 I MEMBERS £80

Children and family classes...

WEDNESDAYS I 5.45PM – 6.45PM

 

8 WEEK BLOCK I OCT 23, 30 NOV 6, 13, 20, 27 DEC 4, 11

PARENT £48 I CHILD £32

 

 

OR DROP IN SESSIONS**: CHILDREN £5 I PARENT £7

THURSDAYS I 5.45PM – 6.45PM

 

8 WEEK BLOCK I OCT 24, 31 NOV 7, 14, 21, 28 DEC 5, 12

PARENT £48 I CHILD £32

 

 

 

 

With Irene...Back next term!

 

FRIDAYS

 

FRIDAYS I 1.30 – 3.30PM

8 WEEK BLOCK I OCT 25 NOV 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 DEC 6

ADULTS £96 I MEMBERS £80

 

 

 

**Please come 10 mins early on first drop in session to fill in registration forms. Due to the nature and process of pottery making, please note that pieces will not be kept for collection or fired if not returning for multiple sessions. In this instance, clay will be reconstituted.

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new! ANIMAL FORMS

This class will focus on learning the techniques used to make animal forms with clay. Starting with simple forms and developing into more involved work, we will combine processes such as slab, pinch and coil techniques. The course will also cover the decoration and glazing of the animals.  Suitable for all abilities.

 

THURSDAYS I 10AM – 12.30PM

6 WEEK BLOCK I OCT 31 NOV 7, 14, 21, 28 DEC 5

ADULTS £90 I MEMBERS £75