‘Be what you want to be. Do what you love to do. And now make it happen!’
2022 - 2023 dates Part 1 - 11th, 18th, 25th May & 8th, 15th, 22nd June 2022 Part 2 - 21st, 28th September & 5th, 12th October 2022 Part 3 - 18th, 25th January & 1st, 8th February 2023
Clay Conversations is a unique and innovative training programme delivered online. It is an innovative training offering an integrative approach to clay work, clay play and clay modelling and active listening skills in a live, interactive closed group forum lead by Dr Lynne Souter-Anderson and supported by her team.
Devised to inspire and upskill practitioners who have an interest or indeed a passion for working with clay and a real desire to help and support others whether these are children, young people, families or community groups, this programme offers a rich experience that will be stimulating and challenging, yet hugely rewarding.
The teaching adopts a fully creative online community approach to incorporating new skills and developing new learning whilst gaining confidence during training meetings that focus on integrating practical clay work to develop relational understanding.
Training Delivery Modes You will not want to wander away from the online training meetings to do something else, for the training will be engaging and illuminating as you immerse yourself in working with clay whilst absorbing active listening skills.
The meetings offer a blend of learning and teaching approaches to include aspects of the following: Seminars, prior session reading, individual reflection, pair work, trio work, group discussion, practise sessions, clay work activities, story work, clay group planning, peer group and trainer feedback, individual tutorials, learning journal writing.
Who the course may appeal to: Artists, potters, teaching assistants, teachers, special education needs teachers, youth leaders, nature and summer school leaders, parents, church leaders and all keen to enhance the well-being of others.
This course is for you if, You are aged 21 or over Looking for a Level 5 (RQF) training course in clay work and active listening skills You have a desire to help and support others in their well-being You are seeking a varied approach to work – life balance You have a naturally flexible and adaptable view in life You can source clay from a local provider and have the medium available for use in the training meetings You will commit to full attendance You are prepared to submit a portfolio of learning You have knowledge of IT and are competent with online delivery modes You have potential ideas on where and how you will use the learning You have a mind-set that fully accepts and adopts a legal, ethical and safeguarding approach to the training and thereafter once qualified