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Introduction to Hand Techniques (Ceramics and Sculpture)

Non-Accredited Short Course

Take this opportunity to get your hands dirty and work with a beautiful tactile medium.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Nambour Start date: 21 Feb 2023 Duration: Part time 6 weeks

Course overview

Take this opportunity to get your hands dirty and work with a beautiful tactile medium. Learn the skills you need to transform your imaginings into 3 dimensional reality.

Over the course of 6 weeks you will be introduced to basic and versatile hand-building skills, including pinch and coil techniques, which can be used to create a vast range of ceramic forms, from functional vessels to sculptural forms. You will also be introduced to underglazes and glazes to produce a finished project of your own direction and choice. You will be encouraged to develop your skills and push your clay forms to create unique and beautiful ceramic objects under gentle guidance and one-to-one tuition.

This course is open to all levels of skill and experience. Those new to working with clay will fall in love with with the playfulness and versatility of hand-building. Those with previous experience will have their skills expanded and their creative passion for ceramics renewed. All clay, glazes and underglazes are provided. Selected works will be fired in the TAFE kilns.

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Ways to study
21 Feb 2023
Part time 6 weeks
Part time 1 day per week

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Introduction to Hand Techniques (Ceramics and Sculpture) (NONAC10114)

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No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.