Term Classes Bookings

Term 3 Bookings are now open.  Places fill very quickly, especially as returning students continue their ceramic journey with us. Please take the opportunity to book in asap.

Introduction to the wheel is a 4-week session held on Tuesday evenings for complete beginners that will provide you with the basics skills and techniques you need to throw clay on a pottery wheel.

Ongoing Pottery is for students who have completed one of our beginners’ courses or who have had previous experience. This term will only be 7 weeks and will take place on a Wednesday evening.

Thursday Studio Drop-In session available to those who have had previous experience and wish to practice on their own. This is not a class: rather it’s a supervised studio access day. You can book in for a half or full day, on a week-by-week or monthly basis.

Covid Safety Rules will apply to all students and staff when attending the studio.  Masks (not worn below the nose) are recommended during class. If you have booked and contract Covid 19 or are a close contact of someone, who has it or are feeling unwell, we can defer your attendance to another term. 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.

Please read our Conditions of Enrolment carefully prior to enrolling in a class/ workshop.  

Term 3 2022

Tuesday Evening Introduction to Wheel Throwing Class – Beginners – August 9 to 30

This course will consist of 4 weeks of expert tuition in wheel work.  You’ll learn the basics about centring clay, trimming, and decorating your work using coloured slip techniques. You will be guided through the decorative process of surface design on your last week of Term. The studio will clear glaze the pieces deemed fit for firing. You can collect your work from the studio once it’s fired after your 4-week session as there is a turnaround time of between  2 to 3 weeks.

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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.

Beginners Class

Date                 Tuesday August 9 to August 30 (4-week course)

Time                      6 to 9 pm

Tutor                     TBC

Fee                        $230 (includes firings and materials)

Tool kit                  You will need to purchase a tool kit from us or elsewhere. Our price: $20 or $15

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Wednesday Evening Class- Suitable for Ongoing Students – August 10 to September 21

This course is designed to nurture your hand building and throwing and glazing techniques and is open to those with some experience in pottery. Your tutor will provide weekly tuition guiding you along in your individual ceramic journey through demonstrations, new projects to strengthen your wheel throwing and hand building techniques.

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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.

Date                      Wednesday August 10 to September 21 (7 Week course this term)

Time                      6 to 9 pm

Tutor                     TBC

Fee                        $385.00 (includes firings and materials)

Tool kit                 You can purchase a tool kit from us or elsewhere. Our price: $15 to $20

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DROP-IN THURSDAY: NEW

We are excited to announce a new progam  – Drop in Studio Access – for students who have completed one full term of classes.

For more information and to book in please visit

 

Drop In Studio Access