Park Inspired Pots with Andrew Macdermott

Heritage Open Day Workshops





Sunday 20 September 2020



Free



Please note: As we are limited to 6people per session across the day of activities, we must ask you to pick only one of our Heritage Open Day workshops. This is to ensure as many people as possible benefit from these free activities. Repeat bookings will not be permitted.

Safety
We are committed to working with our artists and communities in continuing to provide opportunities for creativity during these challenging times. Together, we have been working throughout lockdown in reconfiguring our courses to ensure the safety of all concerned without compromising on quality. Find out more about our new safety measures.


Please read our Covid-19 Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.

Who is this workshop suitable for?
Ages 16+
Suitable for any level of experience.

What will be covered in the class?
Guided by artist Andrew Macdermott, use found natural tools from Great Linford Manor Park to add texture and pattern onto slabs of clay, which will become your hand-built pots and vases. Your creation will be taken home with you at the end of the session, where you can dry it and seal it with a combination of paint and PVA glue. Alternatively, sprinkle wild flower seeds into your clay before rolling it out, place your final un-fired piece in your garden or plant pot on the balcony, and wait for nature to take over.

What will I need to bring?
You may wish to bring a sketchbook to draw designs and make notes. Aprons or coveralls should be worn at all times, along with hair-ties and closed-toe shoes.

A maximum of 6 people will be allowed access in the Ceramic Studio at any one time. Face masks must be worn at all times, unless exempt.

Location
Ceramic Studio (Ground floor with raised tables, narrow doorways).

Tutor 
Andrew Macdermott is a product of evening pottery classes at Milton Keynes Arts Centre. ‘I fell in love with the tactile clay immediately and now a few years on I teach the class I learnt in.’ Andy makes and sells Icelandic-inspired ceramic pieces at craft fairs and galleries across the country.  

Download our Ceramic Studio Handbook for further details on our studio terms of use.

Booking Terms and Conditions
Completing your booking with Milton Keynes Arts Centre signifies your agreement to the below terms of Refunds and Cancellation. All profits support our annual programme of exhibitions, events and charitable outreach projects.

Courses may be rescheduled/cancelled by Milton Keynes Arts Centre if the minimum number of required students is not met. Notification of a possible reschedule/cancellation will be sent to students three-working days before the first workshop of the term, in this instance refunds will be issued in full if a course is rescheduled/cancelled.

In acknowledgement of these exceptional times, Milton Keynes Arts Centre has amended its refund policy on a temporary basis. Students are now entitled for refunds in the following circumstances:

  1. If you are unable to attend a class as you are showing coronavirus-like symptoms
  2. If you are unable to attend a class as someone you live with is showing coronavirus-like symptoms
  3. If Milton Keynes Arts Centre cancels or postpones classes.

Refunds shall be made on the basis of every class students have missed.

In all other instances outside of these circumstances, bookings are non-refundable and only transferable at the discretion of Milton Keynes Arts Centre.
Photographs and/or video will be taken during this course
As a registered charity, it can sometimes be necessary to share photos and videos of our community outreach in printed matter, social media, press releases and funding applications. By taking part in this event you grant Milton Keynes Arts Centre full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming to help achieve our charitable aims.


Milton Keynes Arts Centre
Parklands
Milton Keynes
MK14 5DZ


We have limited opening hours for course participants and by appointment only.

If you would like to arrange an appointment or book onto one of our courses, please get in touch:

+44 (0)1908 608108
hello@miltonkeynesartscentre.org

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