Northcote Pottery Supplies

Northcote Pottery Supplies

Brunswick East, VIC

Practical Handbuilding 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 Handbuilding Activities for the Classroom

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Friday 11 March 10am-3pm

What You Will Learn

  • Learn the techniques of pinching, coiling and slab building
  • Gain an understanding of how to introduce these to your students in engaging ways

What You Get

  • Hands-on experience working with clay
  • Examples of projects that can be taken back to the classroom


Learn a variety of handbuilding techniques with experienced teacher and artist Debbie Harman Qadri. Learn the techniques of pinching, coiling and slab building. Develop an understanding of a range of handbuilding techniques, taking practical ideas and tips back to your classroom to inspire your students.

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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Book soon. 389 people viewed this class.
Mar 2016

Found the class to be invaluable, in terms of setting up the art room for ceramic for the first time. Lots of info and tips for working with students , how store their work, equipment , clay preparation, under glazes and managing project. Enjoy the hands on and practical hand building aspect to the class. Looking forward to learning more at the next workshop in April. 5 stars

Mar 2016

I had a great day learning and reviewing my skills in hand-building techniques. The workshop was extremely helpful as it had been many years since working with clay. The teacher has a lot of knowledge and excellent ideas for my lessons. Five STAR !!!