Velanga Orchard X Slow Pottery Residential Courses

Pottery Residential Courses - Autumn Winter Course 

August September October November 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

August Batch - 3rd to 31st August 

September Batch - 5th to 30th September  

October Batch - 5th October to 2nd November 

November Batch - 7th November to 2nd December 

 

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 in the wooden cottage 

          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 in the wooden cottage 

          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

August September Batch - 3rd August to 30th September  

September October Batch - 5th September to 2nd November  

October November Batch - 5th October to 2nd December 

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 in the wooden cottage 

          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 in the wooden cottage 

          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

Aug Sep Oct Batch - 3rd August to 2nd November 

Sep Oct Nov Batch - 5th September to 2nd December 

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 in the wooden cottage 

          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

 

Commute 

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

To book your slot, we take 50% of the total fees. Remaining 50% payment to be made before 30th June 2022.

If we don't receive the remaining payment before 30th June 2022, we will be cancelling your slot, with no refund.

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


Cancellation Policy for each month is as follows 

AUGUST & SEPTEMBER BATCH CANCELLATION POLICY 

- If you cancel before the 1st of june, we will provide you with a 100% refund.

- If you cancel between the 2nd June to 15th June, we deduct 30% of the total fees as cancellation fees and refund you the remaining paid amount.

- If you cancel between the 16th June to 29th June, we deduct 50% of the total fees as cancellation fees and refund you the remaining paid amount.

- Post 30th June, we will not be providing any refund. 

- If your case of medical emergency informed atleast a week in advance, we can consider rescheduling the course (upon providing proof) Refund is not possible. Less than a week, we will not be able to help you.

- We follow this policy without any exceptions. 

- We take two weeks to process the refund. 

 

OCTOBER & NOVEMBER BATCH CANCELLATION POLICY 

- If you cancel before the 1st of August, we will provide you with a 100% refund.

- If you cancel between the 2nd to 15th August, we deduct 30% of the total fees as cancellation fees and refund you the remaining paid amount.

- If you cancel between the 16th July to 31st August, we deduct 50% of the total fees as cancellation fees and refund you the remaining paid amount.

- Post 31st August, we will not be providing any refund. 

- If your case of medical emergency informed atleast a week in advance, we can consider rescheduling the course (upon providing proof) Refund is not possible. Less than a week, we will not be able to help you.

- We follow this policy without any exceptions. 

- We take two weeks to process the refund. 

Please note - If you’ve registered for a batch with months that have different cancellation policies, we’ll be treating each month separately and applying the cancellation policies according to what’s mentioned above. 

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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