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Term 2 Classes 2021

Dear Students

Term 2 Course bookings are now open. They will return to 8 sessions x 3 hours per week.

And we again offering 4 sessions x 3 hour per week Beginners wheel throwing course

Covid Safe rules will apply to all students and staff when attending the studio. A Covid Safe NSW register and hand sanitisers will be available on entry.

Please also practice social distancing while in the studio.  If the teacher requires, you may be asked to wear a mask during our 3 hour session.  If you have the slightest sign of an illness, please do not attend.

 (Further Covid compliance guidelines for PCAI studio will be supplied on confirmation of your enrolment). Thank you for your patience and understanding during these times as we navigate the fluid Covid 19 situation.

We welcome you back and trust that Term 1 will be rewarding and offer you a happy, creative outlet in the good company of fellow artists.

Please read the terms and Conditions before you enrol online.

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Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions of Enrolment, Parramatta Clay and Arts Inc. (PCAI)

Confirmation of Booking
Once your booking is confirmed, details about our studio and what to bring to class will be sent closer to class commencement date.

Cancellation/ Refund Policy / Missed classes
2 weeks notification prior to commencement of class is required if cancelling your enrolment. A $20 cancellation fee applies
As there is a large waiting list for classes, no refunds or make up classes are available once class commences for missed classes, for change of mind, or failure to attend. In dire personal circumstances a partial refund may be considered. Conditions apply. Students must contact Director immediately to be considered.

Gift Voucher
If you have received a Gift Voucher you still need to book into the program via the online Booking Form. Instead of payment details simply place Gift Voucher number in Notes section of Form. Vouchers can be purchased via email. Gift Vouchers are valid for 24 months from date of purchase.

Waiting List
Class sizes are limited to 10 to 12 persons per class and fill very fast. If classes are full, this will be advised on the online booking Form. Sometime places open, due to cancellation so please complete the waiting list details form. If a place opens when term has commenced you will be advised and pay the full rate or a pro rata rate (if you miss a class) for the remainder of Term.
The Wait list is compiled in order of date and time of your booking. Also by filling in your name, we can better plan for classes next term.

Additional Needs and Physical ability
PCAI is an accessible venue for most although there is one step to the bathroom to navigate. A wheelchair accessible bathroom is available nearby.

Using the pottery wheel can be physically challenging for some with the following conditions: arthritis in or injury to hands; neck or back pain, reduced strength or limited motion in upper arms and shoulders; later trimester of pregnancy; Hip or Foot injury.

There are ways to modify the wheel throwing experience but please consider your physical capacity prior to enrolling in a wheel throwing class. We provide many options hand building with clay, as an alternative to the pottery wheel experience. Please feel free to contact us to discuss any addition needs further, so we may be of assistance.

Materials
Your materials fee covers a bag of clay, coloured slips and glazes per student.
Additional materials such as underglaze and tissue transfers can be purchased from the studio and are not included in materials fee.
For home studio use Clay can be purchased from the studio at discounted prices however orders need to be placed in advance.

Extra firings
PCAI kilns are always full, due to large student numbers. Occasionally we can fire some extra pieces, however a cost for bisque and glaze firings for work made outside of class time is necessary. Pieces can only be fired when kiln space is available as priority is given to PCAI enrolled student work. There are kiln firing services available at Blackwattle ceramics.

If an excess of materials is used during class, students may be asked to refine their work and select only the best for firing or to pay an additional fee for kiln space and materials used.

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Monday Day Class

– for beginners and ongoing students

Date                      May 3 to June 21 (8 weeks)

Time                      10 am to 1 pm (sharp)

Tutor                     Elsa

Fee                        $390 (includes firings and materials)

Course description: Classes will be designed to cater for beginners and the ongoing students with demonstrations and individual assistance provided. We will explore different techniques for hand building and strengthen your skills on the potter’s wheel. At the same time, we will experiment with texture and ceramic glazes using a variety of painting techniques. You will be encouraged to try all forms of hand building using your own ideas based on drawings and or digital images.

NB: Please bring your own tool kit or purchase from our studio @ priced between $20 to $40 per set. No shared tools supplied due to Covid 19 compliance rules.

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 Tuesday Evening Advanced Class

–more experienced potters

Date                      May  4 to June 22 (8 weeks)

Time                      6 to 9 pm

Tutor                     TBC

Fee                        $420 (includes firings and materials)

Course description: In this course you will be guided n your wheel throwing or hand building techniques. You will be working with mid to high fired range of clay and glazes.  Each week a throwing technique will be demonstrated. You are free to work on your own projects or try your hand at the project demonstrated.

Requires a level of aptitude for this class (not for beginners)

NB: Please bring your own tool kit or purchase from our studio from $20 to $40 per set. No shared tools supplied due to Covid 19 compliance rules.

 

Monday Evening

Introduction to Wheel Throwing Class – Beginners

Date                      May 3 to June 7 (4 weeks)

Time                      6 to 9 pm

Tutor                     TBC

Fee                        $190 (includes firings and materials)

Course description: This course will consist of 4 weeks of expert tuition in wheel work. You’ll learn the basics about centring clay, trimming and basic decorative techniques.

NB: Please bring your own tool kit or purchase from our studio from $20 to $40 per set. No shared tools supplied due to Covid 19 compliance rules.

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Thursday Evening Class

– Suitable for beginners and ongoing students

Date                      May 6 to June 24 (8 weeks)

Time                      6 to 9 pm

Tutor                     Di Turner

Fee                        $390 (includes firings and materials)

Course description: This course is designed to nurture your throwing and glazing techniques. And time concentrated on developing your glazing / surface treatment and decoration techniques. For beginners, some hand building skills will be introduced. For ongoing students, you will be supported in your development along the way with demonstrations, and new projects.

NB: Please bring your own tool kit or purchase from our studio from $20 to $40 per set. No shared tools supplied due to Covid 19 compliance rules.