Velanga Orchard X Slow Pottery Residential Courses

Pottery Residential Courses - Winter Spring Course 

January February March 2022

 

Location 

Velanga Orchard, Bodabandla Village, Andhra Pradesh 

Location point on google maps - Velanga Orchards 

An ultra-private 50 acres mango orchard, skirting a reserve forest at the foot of a hill with a couple of lakes nearby. Surrounded by shrub forests endowed with over a 100 species of birds and animals.

We have built the cottages using vernacular design, local material and vintage aesthetics. The space is surrounded by neem, coconut, teak trees, under the canopies of mango trees, with the hill at the back and lush green all around.

Course

We are offering Beginners to Advanced level pottery wheel throwing classes.

You can choose from the following duration and dates of the courses

  

1 Month Beginners - Intermediate Course Syllabus 

Dates

3rd Jan to 28th January

2nd Feb to 2nd March 

7th March to 1st April 

 

Syllabus

- Introduction & Clay Preparation

- Pottery Wheel Basics

- Making forms of cylinders, bowls

- Trimming & Handles

- Handbuilding Techniques

- Jugs

- Lidded Pots

- Glaze Application of your own collection

 

Class Timings 

Monday to Friday 10:30am to 5:30pm ( Includes 1 hour lunch and tea break ) 

 

Course Fee

  • Shared Cottages
  1. Room Totapuri

          Room Totapuri is an individual big room in a wooden cottage accommodation for one person with a shared bath and courtyard. (Shared bath for two people)

Fees - Rs. 1,17,200/ includes the course, accommodation, meals and tax for one person for one month.

      2. Room Rumani

          Room Romani is an individual small room in a wooden cottage accommodation for one person with a shared bath and courtyard. (Shared bath for two people)

Fees - Rs.1,06,000 includes the course, accommodation, meals and tax for one person for one month.

     3. Room Benesha

This accommodation type is a shared room with two individual beds, shared kitchenette, bath and patio for two people.

Fees - Rs. 94,800/- includes the course, accommodation, meals and tax for one person for one month.

  • Individual Private Cottages 

This accommodation is a private cottage for one person with a single bed, bath, kitchenette, patio. 

Fees - Rs. 128,400/- includes the course, accommodation, meals and tax for one person for one month.

 

2 Months Beginners - Intermediate Course Syllabus

Dates

3rd Jan to 2nd March

 

2nd Feb to 1st April 

Syllabus

- Introduction & Clay Preparation

- Pottery Wheel Basics

- Making forms of cylinders, bowls

- Trimming & Handles

- Jugs

- Lidded Pots

- Throwing with bigger quantities of clay

- Plates

- Vases

- Casseroles

- Glaze Application of your own collection

 

Class Timings 

Monday to Friday 10:30am to 5:30pm ( Includes 1 hour lunch and tea break ) 

 

Course Fee

  • Shared Cottages
  1. Room Totapuri

          Room Totapuri is an individual big room in a wooden cottage accommodation for one person with a shared bath and courtyard. (Shared bath for two people)

Fees - Rs. 2,34,400/- includes the course, accommodation, meals and tax for one person for two months.

      2. Room Rumani

          Room Romani is an individual small room in a wooden cottage accommodation for one person with a shared bath and courtyard. (Shared bath for two people)

Fees - Rs.2,12,000/- includes the course, accommodation, meals and tax for one person for two months.

     3. Room Benesha

This accommodation type is a shared room with two individual beds, shared kitchenette, bath and patio for two people.

Fees - Rs. 1,89,600/- includes the course, accommodation, meals and tax for one person for two months.

  • Individual Private Cottages 

This accommodation is a private cottage for one person with a single bed, bath, kitchenette, patio. 

Fees - Rs. 2,56,800/- includes the course, accommodation, meals and tax for one person for two months.

 

3 Months Beginners - Advanced Course Syllabus

Dates

3rd Jan to 1st April

Syllabus

- Introduction & Clay Preparation

- Pottery Wheel Basics

- Making forms of cylinders, bowls

- Trimming & Handles

- Jugs

- Lidded Pots

- Throwing with bigger quantities of clay

- Plates

- Vases

- Casseroles

- Bottles

- Teapots

- Section Throwing

- Studio Tasks 

- Glaze Application of your own collection

 

Class Timings 

Monday to Friday 10:30am to 5:30pm ( Includes 1 hour lunch and tea break ) 

 

Course Fee

  • Shared Cottages
  1. Room Totapuri

          Room Totapuri is an individual big room in a wooden cottage accommodation for one person with a shared bath and courtyard. (Shared bath for two people)

Fees - Rs. 3,51,600/- includes the course, accommodation, meals and tax for one person for three months.

      2. Room Rumani

          Room Romani is an individual small room in a wooden cottage accommodation for one person with a shared bath and courtyard. (Shared bath for two people)

Fees - Rs.3,18,000/- includes the course, accommodation, meals and tax for one person for three months.

     3. Room Benesha

This accommodation type is a shared room with two individual beds, shared kitchenette, bath and patio for two people.

Fees - Rs. 2,84,400/- includes the course, accommodation, meals and tax for one person for three months.

  • Individual Private Cottages 

This accommodation is a private cottage for one person with a single bed, bath, kitchenette, patio. 

Fees - Rs. 3,85,200/- includes the course, accommodation, meals and tax for one person for three months.

Accommodation & Meals

- All cottages have kitchenettes equipped with mini fridges, induction plate, basic utensils.

- Laundry is taken care off by us. 

- All three meals will be provided, basic vegetarian or non vegetarian Indian meals at the common dining room.

 - Accommodation & Meals will be provided for the entire duration of your course. This includes weekends (when the classes are not running)

Accommodation Gallery 

(The rooms are similar to the photos- every room has unique features that may not be in the photos)

  • Wooden Cottage - Room Totapuri & Room Rumani 

  • Shared Accommodation Benesha

  • Individual Private Cottages

 

Transportation

Velanga Orchard, Bodabandla village is located in Bangarupalem Tehsil of Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Velanga Orchard, the location found on google maps is 164km from Bangalore International Airport. 

You can reach the Orchard via bus and car/cab. 

Payment

Before 30th November - To book your slot, we take 50% of the total fees. Remaining 50% payment to be made before 30th November.

If we don't receive the remaining payment before 30th Of November, we will be cancelling your slot, with no refund.

After 30th November - To book your slot, we take full payment.

Cancellation Policy 

In case of cancellation here’s what we do

- If you cancel before the 15th October, we will provide you with 100% refund.

- If you cancel between the 16th October to 31st October, we deduct 30% of the total fees as cancellation fees and refund you the remaining paid amount.

- If you cancel between the 1st November to 15th November, we deduct 50% of the total fees as cancellation fees and refund you the remaining paid amount. Post 15th November, we will not be providing any refund. 

- If your case of medical emergency last minute, we can consider rescheduling the course (upon providing proof) Refund is not possible.

To register, please email us at hello@slowpottery.com

To inquire further or schedule a call with us, email us at hello@slowpottery.com

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