Otago Polytechnic

Introduction to Ceramics night class

Location

Dunedin School of Art (P block, Riego Street)

Duration
One weekly session per term: Tuesdays, 6.00-8.00pm
Delivery

On campus

Start
Various - see term dates below for options

Classes in ceramics are taught by ceramic artist, David Milne. While techniques will be taught assuming no prior ceramic experience, those wishing to build on their knowledge will have the opportunity to work with the tutor at a more advanced level. These classes are therefore suitable for beginners to experienced artists. Some of the skills covered include hand building techniques, throwing on the wheel, glaze mixing and application as well as some firing techniques. 

The Art School Ceramic Studio is well-equipped, providing a safe and sociable working environment. Tools are provided but if you have any clay tools bring them along. Wear old clothes, overalls or an apron and wear covered footwear. You may also want to bring an old towel that can get dirty. 

Please note: in addition to the course fee, you will need to spend at least $30 on materials. Please see Materials section below for more details. 
2018 term dates 
Term one 19 February - 13 April  
Term two 30 April - 22 June
Term three 16 July - 7 September 
Term four 10 September - 2 November

Please note: There will be no classes on public holidays. 

Directions

Classes are held in the Ceramic Studio at the Dunedin School of Art. Please click here for a map.

Go to the main entrance of the Dunedin School of Art at 19 Riego St (off the Anzac Avenue end of Albany Street). The Ceramics Workshop is the concrete block building at the far end of the carpark towards the stadium. 

Materials

A glaze material fee of $10 per student is to be paid to the tutor at the beginning of the course. This covers basic glazes for the course duration. Clay is available at $20 for a 20kg bag for stoneware and red, $25 for a 20kg bag for sculpture clay and $20 for a 10kg bag for white clay. 

Extra glaze materials are available for sale for larger works or to make up special glazes. However, in most cases the $10 fee will cover this.

Tools are provided but if you have any clay tools you may bring them along. 

Both clay purchases and the glaze fee need to be paid to the tutor by cash or cheque. 

Entry criteria

Students must be over 16 years of age.

Enquiries

For enquiries, please email Artnightclass@op.ac.nz 

Disclaimer

While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.

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