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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

10 WEEK BLOCK I APRIL 22, 29 MAY 6, 13, 20, 27 JUNE 3, 10, 17, 24

 

 

 

Pottery with Pat ...

ADULTS £120 I MEMBERS £90 I PER CLASS

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

 

9 WEEK BLOCK I APRIL 25 MAY 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 JUNE 6, 13, 20

ADULTS £135 I MEMBERS £102

 

 

WEDNESDAY 

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

 

9 WEEK BLOCK I APRIL 24, MAY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 JUNE 5, 12, 19

ADULTS £108 I MEMBERS £82 I PER CLASS

 

 

Children and family classes...

NEW DROP IN! WEDNESDAYS I 5.45PM – 6.45PM

9 WEEK BLOCK I APRIL 24, MAY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 JUNE 5, 12, 19

PARENT £54 I CHILD £36 I PER BLOCK

OR DROP IN SESSIONS: (PLEASE COME 10 MINS EARLY ON FIRST DROP IN SESSION TO FILL IN FORMS)

CHILDREN £5 I PARENT £7

THURSDAYS I 5.45PM – 6.45PM

9 WEEK BLOCK I APRIL 25 MAY 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 JUNE 6, 13, 20

PARENT £54 I CHILD £36 

 

 

(Please come 10 mins early on first drop in session to fill in forms)

 

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.

 

Irene teaches weekend workshops at Forgan in a variety of decorative application methods to use in pottery such as design transfer, sgraffito and Mishima techniques.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for her pop up workshops during the term!

 

MISHIMA - POTTERY TECHNIQUES- WORKSHOP

 

FOR POTTERY STUDENTS: with Irene Coulthard

 

 

Irene teaches weekend workshops at Forgan in a variety of decorative application methods to use in pottery such as design transfer, sgraffito and Mishima techniques.

This workshop will show how to transfer designs to green ware. You will decorate a piece of your unfired pottery (pre-made during your pottery classes), using the Japanese Mishima technique of inlaying underglaze into a contrasting clay body.

You will be taught to carve and colour your pieces before their final glazing, learning about the steps and processes involved.

Suitable for those who currently attend our pottery classes or make pottery at home, who are looking to add some decorative techniques to their ceramic skills.

Final pieces can be collected from the Centre 2 weeks after the workshop.

 

SUNDAY 26 MAY I 9.30AM – 4.30PM 

ADULTS £65 I MEMBERS £55

 

With Irene...

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FRIDAYS

 

OR FRIDAYS I 1.30PM – 3.30PM

10 WEEK BLOCK I APRIL 26 MAY 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 JUNE 7, 14, 21, 28

 

 

Special!...

RAKU SESSIONS: with Heather Gilbert

 

A 4 week Raku building and firing course: Week 1 & 2 will focus on creating ceramic work for raku firing using specialist clay, and finished for drying and firing, ready for week 3. On the third week, a raku firing demonstration will be held in the playground and some of the first pots ready will be fired. You will begin glazing and any experimental techniques may be explored. Week 4 will be the final week with the main Raku firing and any last glazing choices to be applied. The atmosphere at a Raku firing is one you will not forget! This is an opportunity not to be missed!

As the class number will be capped, we recommend early bookings to avoid disappointment!

 

TUESDAYS I WK1&2: 6.30-9PM // WK3: 6.30-9.30PM // WK4: 6-10PM

4 WEEK COURSE I MAY 28 JUNE 4, 11, 18

ADULTS £85 I MEMBERS £70