Term Two Online Art Classes – adults and children
ClayMotioners, I hope you and your families are well.
What a whirlwind 2020 has been for everyone with lots of lifestyle adjustments and new ways of thinking coming into play in our lives.
In response to this I am working hard to develop a series of online art classes to suit different skill levels for existing and new students.
Fees will remain the same for all courses with some fabulous extras thrown in such as materials, personalised tuition and feedback within class, the ability to ask questions outside class time via email or Facebook messenger, and exclusive membership to private ClayMotion Facebook Groups (there will be one for pottery, mosaics, drawing, kids, etc) which will feature extra bonus projects and the ability to interact with others in the class and also ask questions of me.
The online mosaic and drawing classes will be structured as usual as within those classes everyone will be working on the same project. ***UPDATE – drawing is now available for enrolments HERE
I will also be working towards developing more class content for general children’s art classes.
As existing pottery students will now there are usually different skill levels within classes, but being online this will not be manageable for students to gain the most from their class. As a result the classes will be broken up into wheelthrowing and hand building classes.
Each week a different technique will be taught …. for example, in the wheelthrowing course one week may be throwing a bowl…. but you may already know how to throw a bowl. So the idea will be for you to push that boundary and try throwing a larger bowl, or manipulate the clay while still wet or do a different decorating technique…. while the students who don’t know how to throw a bowl will practice those basic steps. This way I can cater for everyone within the class.
The structure of the classes and the weekly projects will be in the course description when it goes up on the website. If there are some projects you don’t want to do you can attend the classes that interest you on a casual basis.
TERM FEES – why are they the same?
I am committed to doing my best to keep the studio in Mair Street East open. I know how many within the community love the space…. but that means I have to keep paying my outgoings so that I can reopen the studio classes when the current crisis passes. In order to remain viable for the future the fee structure needs to remain the same (that’s why I have introduced bonus goodies) with a freeze on rises for the remainder of the year (usually I implement increases at the beginning of the new financial year).
WHAT DO I GET FOR MY FEE?
You will still receive personalised demonstrations and tuition within the online experience, plus have the ability to email or FB message me outside of class time for additional assistance and feedback.
You will still learn within a positive and relaxed environment with others within the group providing the social interaction and casual chatting so many of us are now missing out on.
You will receive exclusive membership to a private Facebook group where bonus projects and tutorials will be available. You will also be able to interact with others in the group who are also members of the class and maintain social interactions – something many of us are missing at the moment.
Materials are still included (except pottery, see below) and may be picked up in store or delivered touch free within the Ballarat area or Australia wide through Australia Post.
Pottery Class (adults and kids) – upon enrolment you will receive a block of general purpose white stoneware clay and a basic tool kit. Each weekly project will have a set of materials required. These will be provided upon enrolment with your block of clay and tool set. Firing fees will then be charged as per usual.
Finally, thankyou to everyone for your ongoing support. While getting into the swing of running the online classes there will be ‘teething’ problems, and I thank in advance you for your understanding.
Together we can do this!
Check out what class fun was in the old days – visit the ClayMotion Facebook or Instagram page for lots of images and even more info.
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