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Advance Level 3 Ceramics

Course Description
This is an independently directed course with more making and minimal instructor demonstrations. The instructor will be present to help refine your skills, develop ideas and give constructive input. This course is inclusive to hand builders as well. You will begin with inspiration and build ideas and concepts, continually document experiments, processes and results. Be prepared to analyze what you want to make and brainstorm how to achieve it. You will continue to hone your skills and style as you start to combine everything you have learned within the visual arts and crafts. From mark making and painting to design work, discover how it translates into ceramics. Begin the journey to truly creating a one of a kind piece.

Course Details
 - Program takes place during the fall, winter and spring seasons. 

 - Instructed by Astrid Kruse
 - 7 sessions/ weeks, each session is 3 hours
 - $325 plus GST
 - Maximum of 8 participants
 - Ages 14 and over are welcome
 - Previous open studio and Level II pottery experience required

Course Outline
Week One
 - Discussion - the creative process  
 - Slideshow - inspiration and mood boards
 - Activity - inspiration and mood boards
 - Project - Developing ideas into sketches
 - Project - Translating sketches into 2D designs
Week Two
 - Discussion - experimentation and sampling
 - Demonstration - experimenting with techniques
 - Experimental activity - translating sketches into 3D clay samples
 - Project - develop multiple clay samples
 - One-on-one with instructor
Week Three
 - Discussion - documentation
 - Activity - recording technical and creative notes
 - Play time 
 - One-on-one with instructor
Week Four
 - Show and tell - collaborative process
 - Discussion - Putting everything together
 - Play time
 - One-on-one with instructor
Week 5+6
 - Play time - constructing the final piece
 - One-on-one time with instructor
Week 7
 - Play time - final touches
 - Show and tell - analyzing success and improvement

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