When: Semester Two (start late January 2020), Wednesdays: 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Course Fee: €240
Tutor: Luke Sisk
This course introduces students to the experience of throwing as a means of creating ceramic forms and as a means of expression of ideas. Using earthenware students learn how to produce ceramic forms on the wheel and explore and gain skills in the areas of clay preparation, throwing, turning and firing. Students gain a comprehensive understanding of the various stages of drying clay and learn how to monitor and control the drying process. Students work with the shapes in leather hard stage, add applications where appropriate and finish shapes.
These part-time, evening courses provide students with an opportunity to experience the potential of visual arts practice, through sustained engagement with materials, techniques, processes, research and art contexts. Each course is an accredited module (5 credits) on the National Framework of Qualifications, where 60 credits equate to the workload of a full-time academic year on a degree programme. It may be possible, therefore, to use these credits as part of one of our full-time programmes in the Department of Fine Art and Applied Art. Students interested in pursuing this option should contact email@example.com and bear in mind that they would need to submit work for assessment at the end of the module.