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Ceramic and Porcelain Jewellery - Beginner/Intermediate

Course Description

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This course is a short introduction to the Japanese art of Kintsugi, which beautifully repairs broken ceramics. All materials and a small plate to practice are included in the fee. You can bring your own ceramic piece for an assessment and group discussion, but you will practice on the plate provided for everyone to start on the same size.

Location: Camden

Course Requirements

No previous knowledge/qualifications are required. If you are interested in a specialist technique not listed or described in the course description, please contact the Curriculum Manager before enrolling to find out if it is possible for us to accommodate this.

Course Content

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This course is a short introduction to the Japanese art of Kintsugi, which beautifully repairs broken ceramics. All materials and a small plate to practice are included in the fee. You can bring your own ceramic piece for an assessment and group discussion, but you will practice on the plate provided for everyone to start on the same size.
This course/two mornings workshop is for starters, and no previous experience is required. You will use a combination of new materials like epoxy glue and putty, and traditional Japanese red Urushi lacquer and natural pearl gold powder as an alternative to real gold to repair the plate.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The tutor will use a range of teaching methods during the course, which will include the following: group and individual demonstrations, one-to-one tuition, and group discussions. People learn in different ways and have different needs, which will all be taken into account. All resources used within each lesson are available electronically. There is no formal homework. However, your tutor may discuss ideas with you individually to help extend your study and for ongoing independent projects and research. Your tutor will also recommend exhibitions, books and websites for you to visit to enrich your study.

Assessment

There is no exam or formal assessment for this course. However, you will complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) which will outline the learning objectives for the course. You will also be invited to set your own goals. You will receive feedback against the achievement of these outcomes during the course from your tutor and in written form at the end of the course. There is no formal qualification attached to this course, but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.

Next Steps and Progression

Once you have completed the course, you may choose to enrol on a further term in this subject or another subject in the Creative Arts department. For Art and Design courses, once you have developed a portfolio of work you could consider applying to the Foundation Diploma in Art and design as a pathway into higher education. Studio courses are for those learners with some subject knowledge or who have been studying the same subject at the college for 3 full years. Advice and Guidance for all further study is available from the Curriculum Manager by request.

Additional Information

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or on: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet learners’ needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an interview with the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers and employability advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College is able to provide financial support with course fees and you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or on benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, go to the Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.
CAMDEN
44 Crowndale Road
NW1 1TR
Tel: 020 7255 4700
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk
KENTISH TOWN
7 Leighton Place
NW5 2QL
Tel: 020 7241 8572
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk