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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

9 WEEK BLOCK I APRIL 20, 27, MAY 4, 11, 18, 25, JUNE 1, 8, 15

ADULTS £108 I MEMBERS £90

 

 

 

 

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...

THURSDAYS

7PM – 9.30PM EXTENDED CLASS

10 WEEK BLOCK

APRIL 23, 30, MAY 7, 14, 21, 28, JUNE 4, 11, 18, 25

ADULTS £150 I MEMBERS £125

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAYS

2.30PM – 4.30PM OR 7PM – 9PM

10 WEEK BLOCK

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

ADULTS £120 I MEMBERS £100

 

Children and family classes...

WEDNESDAYS I 5.45PM – 6.45PM

 

5.45PM – 6.45PM > 10 WEEK BLOCK

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

 

 

PARENT £60 I CHILD £40 PER BLOCK OR WEEKLY SESSIONS**: CHILDREN £5 I PARENT £7 

THURSDAYS I 5.45PM – 6.45PM

5.45PM – 6.45PM > 10 WEEK BLOCK

APRIL 23, 30, MAY 7, 14, 21, 28, JUNE 4, 11, 18, 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAYS

 

FRIDAYS I 1.30 – 3.30PM

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

ADULTS £108 I MEMBERS £90

 

 

 

**IF YOU CAN’T COMMIT TO THE FULL BLOCK, IT IS POSSIBLE TO PAY PER SESSION BUT YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER AND BOOK IN AT THE OFFICE WEEKDAYS BETWEEN 10AM – 2PM AS SPACES ARE  LIMITED

 

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! SCULPTURAL CERAMICS

This class will focus on learning the techniques used to make sculptures 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 decoration and glazing.  Suitable for all abilities.

 

THURSDAYS I 10AM – 12.30PM

10 WEEK BLOCK I APRIL 23, 30, MAY 7, 14, 21, 28, JUNE 4, 11, 18, 25

ADULTS £150 I MEMBERS £125

special! RAKU SESSIONS

A 5 week Raku building and firing course: Week 1 -3 will focus on creating ceramic

work for raku firing using specialist clay, finished for drying and firing and ready for

the 2 glazing and Raku firing sessions on week 4 & 5. 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 WK1-3: 10AM -12.30PM // WK4&5: 10AM-2PM

5 WEEK COURSE I 2 COURSES AVAILABLE

COURSE 1: APRIL 21, 28, MAY 5, 12, 19

COURSE 2: MAY 26, JUNE 2, 9, 16, 23

ADULTS £100 I MEMBERS £85 - PER COURSE

 

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NEW!  THURSDAYS

 7PM – 9.30PM

6 WEEK BLOCK

MAY 19, 26, JUNE 2, 9, 16, 23

ADULTS £90 I MEMBERS £75

 

 

 

 

 

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