Otago Polytechnic

Introduction to Ceramics night class

Location

Dunedin School of Art (P block, Riego Street)

Duration
Mondays and Tuesdays 6.00pm-8.00pm. Mondays = one class per week for seven weeks (term 1, 2 and 4) or eight weeks (term 3). Tuesdays = one class per week for eight weeks (all terms)
Delivery

On campus

Start
Term 1 - 15 February 2021
Term 2 - 3 May 2021
Term 3 - 12 July 2021
Term 4 - 13 September 2021
Apply
Anytime (see How to apply below)
While we teach techniques that assume 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 $30 on materials - please bring $30 cash with you to the first class. Please see Materials section below for more details. 
How to apply 

We use the Eventbrite platform for our night class online applications. Click on the relevant link below to apply and pay online. 

2021 term dates  

Term one

15 February - 16 April

Term two

3 May – 25 June

Term three

12 July - 3 September

Term four

13 September - 5 November

Please note: There will be no classes on Otago Polytechnic holiday or public holidays. No classes during Easter week of 5 – 9 April.  

  • Monday classes: No classes 22nd March (Otago Anniversary Day)
  • Monday classes: No classes 7th June (Queens Birthday)
  • Monday classes: No classes 25th October (Labour Day)
What if I want to attend the same course next term?

If you want to repeat this course, you will need to apply and pay for each term separately via our Eventbrite platform (by clicking the APPLY tab in the top right corner of this page).

Learners under 16
  • We welcome learners under 16 but they do need parental consent to take this night class. 
  • If you are a learner under 16, please do the following:
    • ask your parent or guardian if it's okay for you to do this night class 
    • apply online and tick the box during the application process that says that you are under 16 
    • ask your parent or guardian to send an email to anca@op.ac.nz (Art Night Class Administration) letting us know that they're happy for you to take the night class. 
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. 

Tutor

Ali Howlett

Materials

Please bring $33 cash with you to the first class - $10 for glaze and $23 for 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. There is no eftpos.

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

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.