Ceramics for 11-14s

29 April - 8 July 2018

This course offers young people a focused environment to develop skills, techniques and ideas through working with clay. Using the themes from the current exhibitions as a starting point, participants will produce a body of work with time to develop and reflect on making and individual practice. There will be an open studio showcase on the last day.

This course is suitable for beginners or those with some experience of clay. It is aimed at young people of secondary school age in Key Stage 3: Year groups 7, 8 and 9.
The course will be broken down into a series of demonstrations and practical projects that will include:

  • Coiling and free-form building
  • Throwing
  • Press moulding and slab work
  • A range of decorative techniques including inlay and clay collage

Sophie Alda will lead this course. Sophie studied at Brighton University, graduating in 2009 and currently lives and works between London and Bristol. She is an artist, designer, maker, facilitator and founding member of east London workshop co-operative Clay Collective. Her work spans co-operation, community organising and exploration of sculptural form. Her vessels and sculptures are all individually hand-built, painted and glazed, combining simple playful design, rich colour and a narrative twist.

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Eligible Concessions
Concessionary fees are available to attendees who are in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, jobseeker’s allowance or a state pension, full-time students with NUS cards or those who are registered as disabled.

Terms and Conditions

  • Booking on a course at Camden Arts Centre signifies your agreement to our terms and conditions as stated in our Learning Agreement. These are available to read on our website and at the Bookshop.
  • As part of the enrolment procedure, all participants must complete a registration form.
  • Bookings are non-refundable and non-transferable, unless the course is cancelled by the Centre.
  • Evidence of concessionary status must be shown on the first day of the course.
  • 5 week courses run twice. Please only book a single place on one of the two courses to ensure as many people as possible are able to participate.
  • All materials are provided