Sculpting in Clay

A ten week course


Ten week course

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In response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, bookings for our Spring term of classes are temporarily closed. We are currently working with tutors to reschedule courses and will provide updates on revised dates at the earliest opportunity.

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

What will be covered in the class?
Join popular ceramicist Andrew Macdermott in this new sculpture course: providing students with a range of skills and techniques to create ceramic sculptures. You could make animals, the human form or create abstract, expressionist pieces.

In this low-pressure workshop you’ll experiment with materials and approaches to form a piece over a number of weeks, preparing your artwork to be kiln fired towards the end of the course. You have the freedom to create pieces that look at form, texture and composition with support and critique from your tutor. Sessions will also show you how to make ‘formers’ to allow your creations to be hollow, light and safe to fire in the kiln.

What to bring?
We recommend that you bring a sketchbook and pencil for making any notes, plans or drawings.

Who is this class suitable for?
This course is aimed at adults (16+) and suitable for all levels of ability.

It offers total beginners the chance to play and make without any risk. If you’re experienced and want to refresh your skills Andrew will support you to challenge and test your existing skillset.

What’s included?
All materials for this class will be included. Your tutor may also recommend additional specific materials for you to purchase to use during the course. Aprons are available. Please wear appropriate clothing for messy making including close-toed shoes and tying long hair back.  

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.

In response to Government advice regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) and in consideration of the welfare of our community, Milton Keynes Arts Centre has made the sad decision to close as of Tuesday 17 March 2020. Find out more here ︎

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.

Bookings are non-refundable and only transferable at the discretion of Milton Keynes Arts Centre. Any workshops that you are unable to attend cannot be refunded and cannot be reallocated.

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 only will refunds be issued in full if a course is rescheduled/cancelled.
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.

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