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Pottery for Well-Being

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Pottery For adults with learning disability and mental health needs
Create something colourful to treasure by using your hands and moulding clay into something wonderful.

Pottery for Well-Being

In a relaxed and welcoming place we will explore a range of hand-building processes which will help you to mould what begins as just a lump of clay into something unique that you want to keep.

We will discover how to pattern the surface of your clay object or sculpture and when the shape and texture is finished we allow the clay to dry hard.

Once the clay has set hard we will add colours and further texture to make it marvellous.

As well as learning these exciting skills you can also further your ability to select the right materials and processes. You will learn new words and way to measure, count and describe the shapes that you make.

With your newly found pottery skills you will be able to make something to treasure, forever.

You will be encouraged in a relaxed and welcoming environment, ensuring you feel valued.’ Independently select and explore a range of materials and processes. Manual skills, Introducing new terminology. Measuring, counting and describing shapes. Feedback and evaluation is by informal discussion.
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Who can apply

We want everyone to be able to be involved and this course is open to everyone, however it is important that you are able to progress through the course information. You do not have to read or write but you must have an understanding of the course requirements. If you are unsure, please contact us and we will talk to you about how we can involve you.

If you are not yet a student of Freedom Support Training Academy. Or need further information about this course then please contact us.

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Course details

  • Run over three terms on a Thursday afternoons
  •  Not accredited – whole-person learning, not a certificate
  • Run at Freedom Academy HQ
  • In Partnership with the WEA (Workers’ Educational Association)