When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Course Code W23CRSA02A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

With ceramic surfaces in mind, students will explore drawing and mark making on papers. You will work with graphite and charcoal, inks, wax resist, frottage and some low-tech printmaking techniques such as mono-print and block printing. You will also experiment with making drawings that to project onto 2D shapes and 3D forms as a starting point for generating ideas. The aim is to help give a more exploratory approach to drawing and mark making i n ceramics and to help generate ideas through exploring materials as well as making observations from and responses to physical objects. Teaching will be by demonstrations, specific exercises and mini projects.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • explore drawing and mark making using a range of materials
  • explore low tech printmaking techniques, such as monoprinting and block printing
  • experiment with mark making in order to generate ideas for application on 3D forms


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Workshop style class with some tutor directed drawing activities but with scope for further, more independent exploration.

    Entry requirements

    None needed apart from an interest in drawing, mark making and exploring techniques and materials.

    What you need to know before you enrol


    What you need

    Nothing essential but if you want to bring sketch books/work in progress for discussion you can. Aprons are a good idea. Materials are provided but if you have drawing materials that you would like to bring, you can, but it is not essential.

    What you can do next

    Morley College offers a wide range of courses at all levels of ability. Students can also look to progress onto certificated Part or full time Ceramics or 3D courses such as BTEC, BA degree or MA postgraduate courses. Your tutor is also happy to advise in setting up your own studio. Many students go on after several years experience to setting up their own ceramic practice and exhibiting in open studio / house weekends and local and national craft fairs and galleries.