Course code: QPAV114P
Subject area: Art & Design
Study level: Part Time
Course level: U
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Days of week:
25th Jun 2024 - 16th Jul 2024
Course location:Abingdon Campus
01235 555 585
Handbuilding; Traditional “Staffordshire Flatbacks” - find inspiration in these humble mantelpiece figures, explore traditional decorative skills and create your own version.
Starting with a short illustrated introduction to the traditional Flatbacks, you will then be guided to make your own version; a small, approximately 15 cm in total consisting of an animal mounted on a base alongside a tree and foliage. You will be instructed in techniques such as impressing, pinching, coiling, sprigging, granulation etc. and can be personalised with lettering and decoration. In the second workshop, you will complete the decorative process using underglazes and glaze. Your work will be fired again and be ready for collection within a few weeks.
This is a two-session course, with a one-week gap to allow for firing of items prior to the second session which will be for decorating. Learners will need to return to collect items once they have received the final firing.
To avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2 ½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.
Please note there will be no sessions on 02/07/2024 and 09/07/2024
Facilities at Abingdon campus:
Vending machines and Costa coffee shop
Watercoolers available, making it easy to refill your water bottle.
Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.
You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.
This may give you a taste for ceramics or crafting and may help you decide to take up further learning on one of the longer arts and homecrafts courses offered by the college.
Suitable for complete beginners and improvers.
Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.
For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.
Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2023 prior to starting the course.
Materials fee applies
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.
Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.
If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.
Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.
The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.
Tuition Fee: £17.50
Exam Fee: £0.00
Total Cost: £26.10
19+ Reduced Fee:
Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Total Cost: £8.60
This is a non-regulated course and there is no formal qualification following completion
As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
As this is a non-accredited course, informal methods of assessment will be used. You will be required to complete a RARPA form which represents Recognising and Recording your Progress and Achievement.