Relaxation through Pottery: Discovery (01C04CL/23)

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Adult Learning Cottingham
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Course details

Applicable fees
Total £117.00
Tuition Fees£81.00
Concessions are available for this course

Increasing number of studies, backed by scientific research, suggest that slowing down and being more ‘present’ can help to ease feelings of anxiety, depression and stress.

Making pottery allows you to escape the worries of life and shift your focus toward creation. Being able to fully focus on something helps the mind relax and expand, which will help you be more present when carrying out other tasks in your daily life.

Pottery is the perfect hobby for those that feel a little anxious in groups because it is largely solitary work, giving you a chance to ‘switch off’ and work solo, but also gives you a chance to socialise in between creating.

On this course you will explore the basic techniques of coiling and burnishing and practise ‘being in the moment’ whilst creating your ceramic items.

What will I learn?

You will:

  • learn about Health and Safety and recommended studio practice
  • record your progress in a personal journal
  • identify your present stress levels and your personal stress triggers
  • learn how to design and build a coil pot.
  • take time to be ‘in the moment’
  • learn how to burnish your pot and decorate with stencils and slip
  • identify one strategy you will adopt to aid relaxation in the future

What is it like to learn with East Riding Adult Learning and Employability?

At East Riding Adult Learning and Employability we pride ourselves on the support we give to our learners, from the very time you contact us, to the day you achieve your goals.

If you choose to join this pottery course you will be supported by our dedicated staff, learn in a small friendly and welcoming group, have the opportunity to take part in activities to practice your skills, be encouraged to continue to practice when you are away from the classroom and receive lots of encouragement to help you build both your skills and your confidence.

As well as working in groups, you will benefit from regular time working with your tutor, discussing your progress and planning your next steps.  They will also tell you about all of the other great opportunities that you have access to including help with developing your skills, joining one of our creative skills classes or sessions to improve your health, wellbeing, confidence or resilience. If you are looking for work or aiming for a change of role, then your tutor will also make you aware of the employability programmes we have available to support you in achieving your employment goals.

Our team will be there to support you at every step of your journey and we always welcome your feedback to help us ensure that you feel safe, happy, supported and welcome.

What do I need to join the course?

Just an an enthusiasm to learn more, no experience is needed for this course.

What do I need to provide for the first session?

You may like to bring an apron with you.

What could I do next?

We hope to offer Pottery for Relaxation - Slab Built Sculpture. Other pottery and wellbeing courses are available. Your tutor will tell you about these, during the course.

Can we help you to learn?

You can find more information on the Financial help and additional support page or you can contact us to talk about this and any other support we can provide.

Venue Details

Adult Learning Cottingham
Adult Learning Centre, Hallgate, Cottingham
HU16 4DD

01482 842329