SQA Certificate and Intermediate Pottery class: Level 1

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The SQA level 1 and Intermediate level 1 pottery course takes place over two 15-week terms following 2 Scottish Qualification Authority dedicated pottery units, Introduction to Hand Building and Introduction to the Wheel.

Both SQA and Intermediate 1 level classes follow the same learning plan. Students who don’t want to go for certification or have the added pressure of assessment can chose to opt for Intermediate level 1.

The course is focused on developing a solid foundation in the pottery fundamentals and refining the techniques learned at the Foundation levels 1 and 2.

By this time you will have a solid grounding in the technical and creative approaches to practice.

The course is underpinned by learning the design process and using it to research, develop and create new work.

You will follow a series of design briefs and work on given themes. You will learn to design and build your own functional and sculptural forms in clay integrating the design process and a range of taught pottery techniques to create and make your own pottery.

The complete course is over two terms of 15 weeks each comprising 12 taught weeks and 3 x 3 three hour self practice sessions in the studio putting into practice the things you have been taught.

Each term costs £390 with materials, firing costs and certification included.

To be eligible for SQA or Intermediate Level 1 you must have completed and passed our Foundation courses or be at that level of practice.

NB: Students take the units one term at a time and can take only one term if they want to. Both hand building and wheel throwing are taught in each term but at the end of the term you will be awarded one unit in either Wheel throwing or Hand building depending on the emphasis in that terms class.

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