Slow Clay Centre Beginners Wheel Pottery Classes
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Note: Term 2 Beginners wheel pottery classes are now fully booked. We apologise if you missed out but encourage you to come back on 1 June at 1pm to enrol for Term 3. Term 3 dates are 17 July – 22 Sept. We do not keep waiting lists, sorry. Thanks so much for your interest in our courses and we hope to see you in Term 3!

Our popular eight-week Beginner’s Wheel courses are offered on Wednesday or Thursday 10am – 12noon or 6.30-8.30pm.  Students choose and book a time and stick to that for the duration of the 8-week course/term. The courses are held within the Victorian school terms. Our Beginner’s courses provide a solid foundation for working on the potterʼs wheel. Students have priority to hold their place from term to term on a continuing basis.

Content: Students will learn our unique Slow Clay method based on Japanese techniques that are ergonomically sound. Using our techniques they come to know the ʻpower of slowʼ where movements are planned to be economical whilst having the most effect. Beginner’s start with a formal structure and gradually move to individual learning as their skills permit, all within a framework of open-ended enquiry and personal design development.

Please note: This is a Beginners level course. If you have completed two or more beginner’s courses with us you are eligible to join one of our Intermediate courses.

Times: Choose one of Wednesday or Thursday Mornings (10am – 12noon) or evenings (6.30 – 8.30pm).

Instructors: Louise Morrison (Wednesday and Thursday mornings and Thursday evenings) and Grace Brown (Wednesday evenings)

Course fee: $485 Earlybird and conc, $524 Normal
The course fee is fully inclusive of all materials, unlimited clay and glazes and access to all studio equipment and tools. Firing is $8.50/kg payable at the end of the term upon collection.

All enrolled students may attend our Studio Access Times (SATs) offered four times per week (Monday & Tuesdays 12-3pm and Friday & Saturdays 10am – 1pm). The fee is $30 per session fully inclusive of materials and all studio facilities. If you continue with us we give you two free SATs in each following term (worth $60 + unlimited clay). Also, all students can make up one missed class in any SAT within the same term.

Please note: when paying by deposit online the balance is automatically deducted from the same credit card three weeks before the course start date through our booking agency We Teach Me. You can avoid the online fee by ringing our office before the three-week deadline to pay the balance direct.

Terms: Please choose your classes carefully. Due to our limited class sizes once you’ve booked and paid either the deposit or the full fee we will only refund what you have paid if the class is cancelled by us. If you are unable to attend you may transfer your booking to a friend for no charge or, provided we can fill your place, we will hold your payment in credit for up to 12 months for a future course.