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K-12 Clay

Sara Truman and her Intersections Think Tank got together at Arrowmont over the summer and created a series of teacher interviews that are designed to inspire and educate existing and future K-12 Art Educators. The Think Tank members all have their MFA, teach in the K-12 and maintain an extremely active ceramics career. Highlights include Julia Galloway's keynote lecture from the event, and interviews from each of the participants! 


The group worked with Julia to create a new page of K-12 resources in her Field Guide for Ceramic Artisans, as well as caught up with Bill Griffith so he could highlight just how Arrowmont is all in on supporting K-12 educators! 



8am EST - Conversations Video 

11am EST - Julia Galloway Keynote 

1pm EST - Bill Griffith Interview 


Northern Clay Center will sharing Educational Resources that teachers from all over can utilize in their classrooms. We will link to these resources during Clay Week. 


WHERE: Outreach Prep Zone, NCC Instagram Story feed

WHEN: Monday, October 7 at 5 pm Central Time

WHO: Elizabeth Coleman, 5 pm Tricia Schmidt, 6 pm


Join NCC Outreach Teaching Artist Elizabeth Coleman and K-12 Teaching Artist Tricia Schmidt as they walk you through a couple of their favorite lesson plans. You’ll be able to ask them questions about tips and tricks relevant to successful ceramic lessons, classroom management and everything in between. We will start live-streaming on Monday, October 7 at 5 pm Central Time on the NCC Instagram Story feed.


Elizabeth Coleman, 5 pm

Elizabeth will guide us step-by-step through making our very own 6" dessert plate! How sweet is that?


Tricia Schmidt, 6 pm

Pinching and primitive firing lesson. Six unique approaches to pinching simple forms. Learn about a firing technique that will introduce your students to an alternative firing process without breaking the bank or organizing a field trip. Good for grade levels.


Also, don’t forget to check out the NCC Art Educator Resource page for new lesson plans you can put into practice in your classroom! PDFs of the lesson plans shared by Tricia and Elizabeth will be available for download too during National Clay Week and beyond!

Check out previous years here.

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