Creative Workshops starting in January

Printing workshop at Chesterfield College

If you want to get creative in 2018 what better way to start than by joining one of our creative discipline workshops starting in January, February and April.

These courses are run within the Chesterfield College creative studios so boast a range of facilities to help you achieve your creative ideas.

From as little as £27 a week you could expand your skills in knowledge in the below range of specialisms:

An introduction to working with clay - £185.00 including a set amount of materials. 

A 6-week course, suitable for beginners and improvers covering a broad range of pottery techniques and processes. We have an excellent pottery department with potter’s wheels and a separate glazing and kiln room; we also have a Raku kiln which will enable learners to experience this unique firing technique. During this course you’ll also study the main clay fabrication techniques of pinching, coiling and slab work. This is new and exciting pottery course is designed to introduce adult learners to a broad range of pottery techniques and is suitable for both beginners and those looking to improve their skills. During the final week of the courses there is also the opportunity to take part in a short exhibition within a professional gallery space. This is a great opportunity for your friends and family to see the work you have created. 

Start dates of course:

  • Monday 8th January, 6pm-9pm
  • Thursday 11th January, 9am-12noon
  • Thursday 12th April, 1pm-4pm

Advanced Ceramic Techniques - £185.00 including a set amount of materials. 

The 6-week advanced pottery course is designed to enable learners to extend on their existing pottery skill and techniques. You will get individual support to develop your technical and creative skills in both hand built and wheel thrown forms. During this course you’ll study in our well-equipped studio and create work using potter’s wheels, have access to a glazing and kiln room, and a Raku kiln which will enable you to practice this unique firing technique. Our experienced tutors will provide individual support to help you develop and refine your hand-built and wheel-thrown creations. During the final week of the courses there is also the opportunity to take part in a short exhibition within a professional gallery space. This is a great opportunity for your friends and family to see the work you have created. 

Start dates of course:

  • Thursday 11th January, 1pm-4pm
  • Monday 9th April, 6pm-9pm

An introduction to Print: Collagraph & Lino - £135.00 including materials.

This is our new 5 week course running on a Thursday evening, 6pm-9pm. Work with print specialist and explore the print room, focusing on Collagraph and Lino. This intro course will build your confidence and give you experience working with different print techniques. This course is ideal for beginners who are looking to learn new intaglio and stencil techniques. During this course you’ll be guided by our expert tutors who can provide one-to-one support and offer advice. 

Dates of starts:

  • Thursday 11th January
  • Thursday 12th April

Intermediate level Print: Lino, Collagraph & Mono - £135.00 including materials.

For those who have tried printmaking before, work with our print specialist to create more complicated and focused pieces using these 3 techniques. A 5 week course running a Thursday evening, 6pm-9pm. During this course you’ll work closely with our experienced tutors to learn new lino, collograph and mono skills.  

Dates Starting:

  • Thursday 22nd February
  • Thursday 17th May

To register for any of the above workshops please call us on 01246500799 or email hello@weststudios.co.uk