BEGINNERS COURSES

Wheel Throwing, Handbuilding and Screenprinting

The Teaching Space at Make North

In response to Covid we have put many measures in place to ensure the studio is a safe space, you can read about them here.

Courses are postponed until further notice

Gift Certificate

If you're buying a course as a present we can post or email you a gift certificate, please email louise@makenorth.org

DAY COURSES 10.30am- 3.30pm 

If you have prior experience we also offer weekly workshops and studio session for members, you can find details here.

Next Course Dates

  • Beginners Wheel Throwing

Sunday 3rd fully booked

or 17th January fully booked

  • Beginners Hand Building, Sunday 10th January 2 places remaining 

  • Beginners Screenprinting, Sunday 24th January 2 places remaining

Participants can reschedule courses if we're notified more than 72 hrs in advance. If we are unable to deliver courses on the chosen dates due to covid we will reschedule for a later date.

 

If you have prior experience or wish to continue after your day-course you can join us as a member and access our weekly workshop program, which includes: Wheel Throwing, Glazing and Plaster Casting.

 

Handbuilding with Micaela Schoop Sunday January 10th

Numbers are limited to five, so there is lots of time for 1:1 tuition. The course fee includes 6kg of clay

This day will cover the foundational techniques used in constructing all hand-built forms, including working with slabs, coils and pinch pots, these techniques can be applied to making functional pots like mugs and plant pots or a huge range of sculptural forms.  You will cover how to store work in progress, control drying, understand firing and get an overview of decoration and glazing techniques.

The course is taught by Micaela Schoop, who produces large sculptural forms in her own practice.

10.30- 3.30, Sunday January 10th

 

Wheel Throwing with Christine Cherry or Katie Timson £90. January 3rd or 17th.

Numbers are limited to five, so there is lots of time for 1:1 tuition. The course fee includes 6kg of clay.

This course is for beginners. The day will start with a demonstration of centering and pulling cylinders.

 

You will then have 3hours of throwing and with numbers limited to five there will be lots of time for 1:1 tuition. 

The course will also include learning to wedge, an important part of throwing, needed to achieve the correct clay consistency, realign particles and reuse clay from practice pots.

The course is taught by Christine Cherry Ceramics or Katie Timson who both employ wheel throwing in their practice.

10.30am- 3.30pm (5hrs), Sunday January 3rd with Christine or Sunday January 17th with Katie.

 

Screenprinting with Louise Smith £90, Sunday January 24th

Numbers are limited to five, so there is lots of time for 1:1 tuition. The course fee includes all materials: printing inks, fabric swatches and paper.

On this course you will learn the fundamentals of screenprinting, and how to select screens and medium for textiles, paper and clay.

The majority of the day will be spent printing with our stock screens, mastering good print technique and gaining an understanding of colour separations. You will also be shown how to prepare an image for exposure onto a screen, almost any image can translate into a screenprint, photographic, hand-drawn or painted and Make North offers a screen exposure service, for use at-home or during studio sessions.

This course is taught by Louise Smith who has been screenprinting (and teaching screenprinting) since she graduated from a degree in print and ceramics in 2008.

10.30 am- 3.30pm, Sunday January 24th