Whether you’re wanting to develop your practise after previous L3 study or from your own regular exploration at home, the Level 4 Diploma in Clay and The Community calls on the very foundation of St Austell town and it’s surrounding clay communities – White Gold!
With Investigation, Experimentation, Review and Realisation as the core aspects of the course you’re destined to grow and find yourself as an artist working within the realms of clay. Whether it’s the traditional skills of throwing, hand building, modelling, casting, moulding, glazing decoration and firing or the more unexpected ways of involving clay with paint, print, textile and digital practice, you’ll develop a vast portfolio before focusing on a specialist skill for your final major project.
Because St Austell is home to Clay you’ll get the chance to network with visiting artists engaging in The Austell Project, WhiteGold and Brickfield. You’ll act as assistants to artists and ceramicists delivering community workshops and you’ll be supported to develop your own workshop planning and delivery. You will be a vital part of the regeneration of the Town and surrounding areas, bringing culture to village communities.
This incredible course will facilitate the development and realisation of the practitioner, evolving your practical skillset alongside workshop delivery and even technician work – each learner will gain valuable work experience as an art and design technician in our very own dedicated art and photography building.
What You Will Learn
You will produce a sophisticated portfolio of 2D and 3D artwork, which has a specialist focus on clay.
How to apply skills through both traditional and contemporary practical techniques.
How to respond to a range of contexts and design opportunities.
You will learn both traditional hand skills as well as industry and digital production skills.
Skills include throwing, hand building, modelling, casting, moulding, glazing decoration and firing.
How to create innovative and creative solutions that demonstrate your ability to contextualise your design practice within the professional arena.
How to support and deliver workshops to a range of age groups and abilities.
How to support an Art and Photography department in the exhibition of work and the maintenance of stock and studio spaces.
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