Term 1 2018 dates: 1 Feb – 22 Mar. FULLY BOOKED
Term 2 2018: 3 May – 21 June. Open for enrolment Thursday 15 March
Term 3 2018: 26 July – 13 September. Open for enrolment: TBA
Term 4 2018: 11 October – 6 December. Open for enrolment: TBA
Content: In this 8-week course students will investigate different approaches to working with clay using hand-built and sculptural techniques. Beginners start with playful, experimental projects and more experienced students are encouraged to develop a strong personal direction.
Experienced teacher and ceramic artist, Pilar Rojas, provides a seductive smorgasbord of clay activities designed to open your mind to the many possibilities with clay forms and their decorative surfaces. No prior experience is necessary because each week takes you on a step-by-step pathway guiding new discoveries. Starting with three different clays, you will learn from the ground up! You will explore an exciting array of options for their surfaces and discover how each clay is intimately related to the visual options for it’s surface. Our students constantly feed back that Pilar is one of the most knowledgable, patient and dedicated teachers around. This is a fun and gentle class for people who don’t want to be limited to the concentric! Follow the flow and see where it leads you…
When: 3 x options are held on Thursdays: 10am – 12pm, 1-3pm and 6.30-8.30pm.
Size limit: due to the limitations of our storage space we limit the size of objects to 30cms cubed.
Optional extra: An option to continue working for an extra hour is available to the morning and afternoon classes. No booking required. $10 fee covers materials and studio costs.
NOTE: We will open for new bookings for Term 2 2018 on Thursday 15 March 2018. In an attempt to reduce the rush on our website we will not advertise the time of opening. Please refresh your browser and when we open, you will be able to book online. Limited places are available due to continuing students. Options for available class times will appear on the left side of this page. Click on the option you want and you will be re-directed to another booking page AND you must choose your course time AGAIN on the second page from the drop down menu on the top right! Please choose carefully because we do not give refunds if you make a mistake! We do not keep waiting lists, sorry, but we do keep cancellation lists so if you miss out please email us and we will put you on a list.
Fees: $496 Earlybird and Conc, $530 Normal. Cost is inclusive of all materials and use of all studio facilities Firing is $9.50/kg extra.
All current enrolled students may attend our optional Studio Access Times (SATs) which are offered four times per week during term times only. Options are Monday & Tuesdays, 12-3pm and Friday & Saturdays 10am - 1pm. The fee is $30 per session fully inclusive of materials and all studio facilities. Students who enrol in consecutive terms receive a loyalty reward of two free SATs in the following term (worth $60 + unlimited clay). Also, all students can make up one missed class in any SAT within the same term for free. Our Saturday morning SATs are now able to be booked online to avoid disappointment. All other SATs are walk-in only: first in best dressed. We reserve the right to cancel any SAT at short notice and will always post it on our Facebook page so please check it before leaving home!
Please note: Deposits are a commitment to attend. They are non-refundable and the balance must be paid in full three weeks before the start date. When paying by deposit online the balance will be automatically deducted from the same credit card three weeks before the course start date through our booking agency We Teach Me or you will be given a link to click and pay. Please note: due to limited places and high demand, if the balance is not received before the required date we reserve the right to offer your place to someone on our cancellation list.
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. 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 can hold your payment in credit for up to 12 months for a future course.