Northcote Pottery Supplies

Northcote Pottery Supplies

Brunswick East, VIC

Practical Decorating Activities for the Classroom

What to Bring

  • Apron
  • Notepad and pen

What to Wear

  • This workshop is hands on, wear appropriate clothing. Covered shoes are a must.

Practical Decorating Activities for the Classroom

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Friday 22 April 10am-3pm

What You Will Learn

  • How to use a variety of decorative techniques
  • How these decorative techniques can be applied to different projects
  • The pros and cons of certain decorative techniques for specific projects

What You Get

  • An understanding of a range of decorative techniques that can be applied in the classroom


Learn a variety of practical decorating techniques to inspire your students, with experienced teacher and artist Debbie Harman Qadri. This PD will cover the use of underglazes, stains and glazes within the classroom, and the benefits of once-firing. 

This workshop also provides examples of projects and how these can form part of the AusVELS curriculum in the Arts Domain. Methods of utilising the dimensions of Creating and Making and Exploring and Responding, will be discussed. These workshops specifically contribute to teacher knowledge and professional practice in the field of Arts Education. Professional development includes devising lesson content according to the Arts Dimensions and best practice in using ceramics in the classroom. Certificates of attendance will be provided which include a description of the professional development context.

Debbie Harman Qadri Tutor Profile

Debbie Harman Qadri trained as a ceramicist and has worked for many years teaching art in primary and secondary schools. She now works as an artist, and also coordinates community art projects in schools in a range of media including ceramics. Her ceramic mural projects can be seen on the website mosaicprojectsbydebbieqadri. Debbie exhibits her personal artwork under the name of Debbie Harman.

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