Ceramics workshop

Course Dates: 21/09/20 - 07/12/20
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

For those who have attended City Lit Ceramics or Ceramics Portfolio courses at City Lit.

This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit


What is the course about?

This course gives an excellent opportunity for students with some previous knowledge of ceramics, to work independently on ideas and self planned projects. Learners are able to use the equipment and materials within the department. The ceramic workshop students also receive tuition and advice throughout the course.

What students liked most about this course run in 2015/16:

"Good atmosphere and the ability to pursue individual projects with help from the tutor throughout."


What will we cover?

Ideas will be developed through sketchbooks in relation to three-dimensional form, colour, texture, mark making and
imagery. You will be encouraged to gain inspiration by doing visual research.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Set a brief in discussion with the tutor to enable you to work independently
- Further develop personal ideas and approaches.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is experienced makers who have attended City Lit Ceramics or/and Ceramics Portfolio courses at City Lit
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and
safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Through group and individual tuition and demonstrations.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Most ceramic materials are covered by the course fee.There is a charge of £2.00 per 500g for clay before firing, the porcelain charge is £20.00 per bag/ £10.00 per half bag. Tools are available within the department for use but you may want to purchase your own.

If you would like to buy art materials for your personal use outside of the course, City Lit students receive 10%
discount off everything* from Cass Art, the UK's leading art supplies retailer. Your tutor will advise you on what you
should buy. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the Charing Cross
shop at 13 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at www.cassart.co.uk. *Terms and conditions
apply, visit www.cassart.co.uk/students.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You will get feedback from your tutor which on which courses to progress. Within City Lit you could progress onto the City Lit Ceramics course- VR710, the Ceramics Portfolio Course-VR711 or the Diploma Course in Ceramics-VR712, all of which are structured courses that can lead to higher education or independent studio practice.

Tutor Biographies
Jim Gladwin

Jim studied ceramics at Epsom, Goldsmiths and MPhil studies Royal College of Art. He has been working with clay/ceramics since 1974 and have been involved in Ceramics education since 1981 at Goldsmiths, Loughborough University, Camberwell School of Art and City Lit. Jim’s personal work is always about the amazing history and qualities of clay/ceramics - different clays-uses-firing processes-tactile-expressive-emotional nature of the medium.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

This course has now started

Course Code: VR804

Full Mon, day, 21 Sep - 07 Dec '20

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £929.00
Senior fee: £743.00
Concession: £567.00

Call us to check if you can still join the course 020 7492 2700/2703 (depart num)

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