Ceramics and Sculpture short courses

To book or find out more about any of our courses or workshops either drop into the Club reception, call us on 020 7343 1700 or fill out our enquiry form and we will get back to you. 

Ceramics                        

This 10-week course will give both beginners & those with more experience the opportunity to cover a wide range of techniques including the wheel, slip casting, hand building and glazing. Aprons & clay are provided but an old T-shirt is recommended for throwing.

  • Member price: £152                    
  • Non-member price: £228                  
  • Number of classes: 10                    

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Majolica tile painting

A short course to glaze a small number of white tiles using oxides and ready-made colours, and explore how different brushes can make varied and interesting designs. The pieces will be fired for you, and can be collected when ready. 

No experience required, all materials and firing included.

Start date: Sunday 20th May, 10:30am - 4:30pm

  • Course code: 82MAJOL1                    
  • Member price: £32
  • Non-member price: £48
  • Number of classes: 1
  • Time: 10:30am - 4:30pm
  • Place: YMCA Club / Art room
  • Tutor: Gordon McKenna

Start date: Sunday 27th May, 10:30am - 4:30pm

  • Course code: 82MAJOL2
  • Member price: £32
  • Non-member price: £48
  • Number of classes: 1
  • Time: 10:30am - 4:30pm
  • Place: YMCA Club / Art room
  • Tutor: Gordon McKenna

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Slip decorating of plate or slab

Produce a name plate or decorative plate for your home or place of work by hand rolling a small slab of clay and decorating it with your name and / or other motifs using a slip trailing technique with coloured slips. The piece or pieces will be fired for you, and can be collected when ready. No experience required, and all materials and firing included.

Start date: Sunday 3rd June, 10:30am - 4:30pm

  • Course code: 82SLIP1
  • Member price: £32
  • Non-member price: £48
  • Number of classes: 1
  • Time: 10:30am - 4:30pm
  • Place: YMCA Club / art room
  • Tutor: Gordon McKenna

Start date: Sunday 10th June, 10:30am - 4:30pm

  • Course code: 82SLIP2
  • Member price: £32
  • Non-member price: £48
  • Number of classes: 1
  • Time: 10:30am - 4:30pm
  • Place: YMCA Club / art room
  • Tutor: Gordon McKenna

About the tutor
Gordon has a Master's in Fine Art and has many years’ experience in drawing, painting and ceramics. He has taught at various colleges and art centres, and sells his paintings and drawings online at Saatchi Art. 

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Sculpture from Life

This 8-week course will give both beginners & those with more experience the opportunity to work in clay with a life model. Clay is provided which can be fired & patinated.

  • Member price: £152                    
  • Non-member price: £228                    
  • Number of classes: 8                    

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