It doesn’t matter which class you come to, you will find a friendly, sociable group of people with varying interests and skills, maybe drawing, painting or just messing about with clay. Newcomers are always welcome to join in and it doesn’t matter if you have no previous experience, there is something for everyone and you can join in as many or as few different classes as you want.
There’s an activity on most days of the week, see below for more details, and you are welcome to come to them all if you really want to learn intensively. For a casual drop-in you can join us and decorate a ready-made piece of pottery almost anytime between 10am and 5pm.
Tea and coffee are freely available, (and biscuits too, if someone remembers to bring them).
Art is a very relaxing and therapeutic pastime, so come along and join us, enjoy yourself, make some new friends and soothe away your stress.
Mondays 1pm – 4pm
A structured 2-3 hour class using specific themes designed to develop better use of brushes and colour. Everyone will be expected to work with the exercise of the day. You don’t have to be an expert, but just hoping to improve your painting skills.
£7 per session
Wednesdays 1pm – 4pm
A 2-3 hour class using various still life collections designed to develop your observation. You will be expected to have a go at painting the given still life, but it is just a starting point to enable the study of form, colour or texture. The aim is to have fun playing with paint!
£10 per session
Thursdays 1pm – 4pm
A relaxed 2 hour class where the subject, medium and style can be what you want. Bring your own photos to work from or choose from the number of books and magazines kept in the classroom. Help and advice will be given to solve any problems as they arise.
£7 per session
Fridays 10am – 4pm
An all day class which can be joined at any time during the day for as long as you want. Suitable clay and tools will be provided to produce the item you want to make. Come along with your own ideas or choose from suggestions.
You can choose to make a sculpture in 3D, model in 2D relief, slip-cast using bought-in moulds or make your own plaster moulds, slab build or coil build. Use of the potter’s wheel is also included in this class but you will also have to do your own trimming and fettling.
Glaze making from raw materials can be demonstrated if needed, but ready made colours are always available.
£12 per day includes all materials and glazes. Kiln firing extra as needed.
POTTERY WHEEL HIRE per hour
Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings or weekends between 10am and 5pm
The pottery wheel can be hired at £10 per hour plus £5 per item to cover the clay, trimming and firing. Booking is essential for this activity.
You are welcome to bring your own clay and trim your own pots if you prefer. Firing will then be charged at £10 up to half a kiln load or £20 for a full kiln.