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Watson Arts Centre is an ACT Government facility managed by Canberra Potters' Society Inc. CPS is supported by the ACT Government

         

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WINTER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Great fun & great value - course fees include all materials and firing

Our experienced teachers will help your children explore their creativity in an established and well-equipped workshop.

An early bird discount applies for enrolment and payment

No other discounts, eg CPS member discounts, will apply if early bird discount is claimed

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FAMILY FUN WITH CLAY  

Monday & Tuesday July 3 & 4 or July 10 & 11

9am - noon

$140 per person for 2 mornings of clay fun

Over two 3-hour sessions our experienced teachers will help you create clay creatures and make and decorate plates with images of your favourite animals or movies.

Designed for family groups but unaccompanied children are welcome too; minimum age 6 years

 

CLAY DAY  

Wednesday July 5 or July 12

9am - 4pm

$180 per person

Enjoy a fun day of clay activities - you can have a go on the potter's wheel, make a platter to amaze your friends, make a clay creature for your garden, decorate and refine your pots and take home a pot you've glazed and Raku fired yourself.

Designed for children 8 years and up. Adult carers can enrol too.

Bring your own food and drink.

 

WORKING ON THE WHEEL  

Thursday & Friday July 6 & 7 or July 1213 & 14

9am - noon

$140 per person for 2 mornings of wheel work

Suitable for beginners and continuing students 8 years and up who will spend two mornings learning to use the potter's wheel. Design, refine and decorate your creations under our expert guidance. 

 

 

Fees include all materials and firing.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT OF 10% FOR ENROLMENT AND PAYMENT BY 23 JUNE 2017. (No other discounts apply if the early bird discount is claimed.)

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EMAIL US NOW  WITH YOUR CLASS PREFERENCES

we'll get back to you as soon as possible to confirm class availability and payment arrangements

or phone (02) 6241 7800 for more information or to enrol (credit card payment can be done over the phone)

 


 

 

TERM 2 starts 29 April, finishes 30 June

Term 3 starts 22 July

CLASS FEES $185 (9-week term)

These classes provide a friendly atmosphere for exploring clay in an informative and creative way. Children are guided through a range of making methods and projects. Cost includes all materials and firing.

 

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next course starts

Saturday 9.15-10.45am general class for 6 years & up

9

Sat 22 July

Saturday 11am-12.30pm general class for 6 years & up

9

Sat 22 July

Monday 4-5.30pm students 10 years+ will explore special projects

9

check back for next start date

Tuesday 4-5.30pm general class  for 6-12 year olds

9

Tue 25 July

 

EMAIL US NOW  WITH YOUR CLASS PREFERENCES

we'll get back to you as soon as possible to confirm class availability and payment arrangements

phone (02) 6241 7800 for more information or to enrol (credit card payment can be done over the phone)

 

Classes currently running - TERM 2 finishes 30 June

Saturday 9.15-10.45am 6 years and up

Saturday 11am-12.30pm 6 years and up

Tuesday 4-5.30pm for 6-12 year olds


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General course details:

  • Handbuilding incorporates the use of coiling, modelling and slab-building techniques to manipulate clay into more free-form pieces.

  • Wheelwork involves learning throwing and associated skills on the potter's wheel. Children will be taught how to centre clay and pull up a basic cylinder. This form is the stepping stone to more complex shapes such as bowls, plates, etc.

  • Payment in full is required as the time of booking.

  • Any term classes missed may be made up during the same term at an equivalent class, but missed classes will not be transferred to the next term.

  • Classes are run subject to numbers.

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HOLIDAY COURSE OUTLINES

General classes usually include hand-building and wheel-throwing projects giving tuition in the two main areas of the pottery sphere. As the name suggests, hand-building involves learning different techniques to form clay into objects by hand, eg pinch pots and slab building. Wheelwork uses the potter's wheel to form the clay, the object being to pull clay into a cylinder and them form it into a pot.

In wheel only classes (not offered every holidays) the student will spend all lessons learning aspects of forming clay on the potter's wheel. There will be no specific hand-building techniques taught.

'Special theme' courses (not offered every holidays) allow students' imaginations to run riot as they work to the course theme. Generally, hand-building techniques are used for these courses but some aspects of the wheel may be employed as well.

Parent/child classes (not offered every holidays) are hand-building/wheel classes where a parent, grandparent or carer can enrol as a student too and join in the fun.

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Secure your place by early booking and payment.

Eftpos facilities available

 

Enrolment can be done by email or by phone (02) 6241 7800

 

Enrolment may also be done in person Tuesday to Thursday between 9.30am - 12.30pm at the workshop office, Watson Arts Centre, Aspinall Street, Watson, ACT

 

EMAIL ENROLMENTS: please note that you will be notified with confirmation of your booking or offered an alternative if your preferred class is already full

CLASS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

All prices are subject to change

Classes are run subject to numbers. Full payment is required at the time of enrolment.

Class fees will be refunded, less 10%, if cancellation is notified more than 10 business days before the first class date. If less than 10 business daysí notice is given then a refund, less 10%, will only be given if the place can be taken by another student otherwise the full fee is forfeited. If we cancel a class due to lack of enrolments, 100% of your class fee will be refunded.

 

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This information last updated 24/05/17