Term Classes 2017

Available in 2017: Ceramics, Jewellery/Metalwork, Weaving and Fine Woodworking. 

Term Classes follow the four term academic year. Bookings for these classes are confirmed by full payment of the fee before the term commences. All enquiries, bookings and payments are through Sturt, phone: 02 4860 2083. Download Term Class Enrolment Form »


CERAMICS

Students are taught handbuilding or throwing techniques, depending on the class. In Handbuilding, students will be taught to make pots using methods such as slabs, coiling and moulds. In Throwing, students learn how to make pots using the wheel. Commencing with simple shapes such as bowls and cylinders, students learn turning, finishing, applying handles, spouts, lids etc. A selected number of pieces are fired each term. Students are taught basic glaze technology and a wide range of decorating and glazing techniques. Classes are kept small allowing for a certain degree of individual attention.

Wednesday 9am - 12noon (Handbuilding or Throwing) - rest of day studio access
• Term 1: 1 February - 5 April (10 weeks: $500)
Term 2: 26 April - 28 June (10 weeks: $500)
Term 3: 19 July - 20 September (10 weeks: $500)
Term 4: 11 October - 13 December (10 weeks: $500)

Thursday 9am - 12noon (Handbuilding) - day class: rest of day studio access
Thursday 6pm - 9pm (Throwing) - evening class: studio access by negotiation
• Term 1: 2 February - 6 April (10 weeks: $500)
Term 2: 27 April - 29 June (10 weeks: $500)
Term 3: 20 July - 21 September (10 weeks: $500)
Term 4: 12 October - 14 December (10 weeks: $500)

Friday 9am - 12noon (Handbuilding or Throwing) - day class: studio access by negotiation
• Term 1: 3 February - 7 April (10 weeks: $500)
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Term 2: 28 April - 30 June (10 weeks: $500)
• Term 3: 21 July - 22 September (10 weeks: $500)
• Term 4: 13 October - 15 December (10 weeks: $500)

- The classes are suitable for beginners to intermediate students. 
- Tools and equipment are provided. Students purchase their own clay.
- Clayworks Pottery Supply Shop is open Wednesday and Thursday at Sturt from 12.30pm - 4pm

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JEWELLERY / METALWORK

This introductory course covers the basic techniques of making silver jewellery which includes; cutting, shaping, soldering and polishing. Initially students will make a ring and then explore new skills and techniques whilst designing their own pieces of jewellery. All tools and equipment are supplied. Students purchase their own materials after starter projects. Silver and other materials are available for purchase in the class. This class operates on the strict understanding that there can be no unsupervised use of machinery at any time. Suitable for beginner to intermediate.

Monday 6pm - 9pm - evening class 
• Term 1: 30 January - 3 April (10 weeks: $500)
• Term 2: 24 April - 26 June* (9 weeks: $450)
  *no class 12 June public holiday
• Term 3: 17 July - 18 September (10 weeks: $500)
• Term 4: 9 October - 11 December (10 weeks: $500)

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WEAVING

Learn the art of traditional weaving using table looms and a selection of floor looms. Students will start with a range of set projects to develop skills and experience before moving on to their own designs and projects. Students have access to the studio until 4.30pm on Saturday. This course is suitable for beginners to intermediate.
Saturday 10am - 1pm (Rest of day studio access)
• Term 1: 4 February - 11 March (6 weeks: $300)
• Term 2: 29 April - 3 June (6 weeks: $300)
• Term 3: 15 July - 19 August (6 weeks: $300)
• Term 4: 14 October - 18 November (6 weeks: $300)
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FINE WOODWORKING

For beginners
Monday 6pm - 9pm - evening class

The woodwork night classes give students a grounding in the basic skills of fine woodworking. It must be emphasised that developing these skills requires considerable patience and a commitment to excellence. The classes focus upon the use of hand tools to produce set projects designed to incorporate different learning processes. There are a maximum of eight students per class to enable most teaching to take place on a one to one basis. Tuning and sharpening of all tools will be thoroughly explained as this is probably the most critical factor related to the production of a finely crafted object. Although students are not required to bring any tools they may find it advantageous to bring planes or chisels that they own to get advice on bringing them up to optimum performance levels. Materials are provided for the starter projects but students purchase their own materials (some available in kit form) for subsequent projects. All students must bring and use personal ear and eye protection. This class operates on the strict understanding that there can be no unsupervised use of machinery at any time. Suitable for beginners. 

• Term 1: 30 January - 3 April (10 weeks: $500)
• Term 2: 24 April - 26 June* (9 weeks: $450)
  *no class 12 June public holiday 
• Term 3: 17 July - 18 September (10 weeks: $500)
• Term 4: 9 October - 11 December (10 weeks: $500)

For beginners / intermediate
Monday 10am - 3pm
This 5 hour daytime class offers students an alternative with longer work time and is aimed at students who may wish to develop their skills to an intermediate or advanced level. Includes a mandatory half hour lunch break. Materials are provided for the starter projects but students purchase their own materials (some available in kit form) for subsequent projects. All students must bring and use personal dust, ear and eye protection. This class operates on the strict understanding that there can be no unsupervised use of machinery at any time. Suitable for beginners to intermediate. • Term 1: 30 January - 3 April (10 weeks: $665)

• Term 2: 24 April - 26 June* (9 weeks: $598)
  *no class 12 June public holiday 
• Term 3: 17 July - 18 September (10 weeks: $665)
• Term 4: 9 October - 11 December (10 weeks: $665)

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