Exploring Artists and Art History can offer a wealth of joy and inspiration from examining Art in its historical context to the motivations and materials used by all of these wonderful creative people. 

This course gives us a brief look and understanding of the Russian Artist Wassilly Kandinsky and the opportunity to use his paintings and colour palette as a spring board to inspire our own ceramic vessel forms.

The format ensures this course is accessible to complete beginners as well as those with greater ceramic expertise and will encourage participants to use a sketchbook as a tool for investigating and developing ideas.

With gentle and supportive step by step guidance we will use slab building to create a vessel form and scraffito as the main method of decoration. As ideas progress the project can be taken in a variety of directions with technical advice available as required.

This course promises to be informative and enjoyable allowing everyone no matter what your ability the opportunity to discover their creative self and explore a wealth of ideas.


Outline of course.

·         Week 1:    Presenting Kandinsky, exploring shapes and rolling clay.

·         Week 2:    Creating a template and slab building construction.

·         Week 3:   Exploring surface and form, creating pattern and designing.

·         Week 4:     Applying surface design using scraffitto.

·         Week 5:     Completing design with colour.

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Tutor: Julie Fowler
Date & Time: Fridays, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Venue: Ceramics Studio, New Brewery Arts
REF: AC62-18
PRICE: £115.00 (£0.00 VAT)

Suitable for beginners.

What you will need:
You are welcome to bring your own materials but New Brewery Arts will provide the essential equipment. 

First Class: Friday 2nd Nov
Last Class: Fri 30th Nov


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