Teaching Clay in the Classroom with Jeni Hansen Gard – PART 1
Runtime: Approximately 3 hours
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In Part 1 of Teaching Clay in the Classroom, artist and educator Jeni Hansen Gard provides a comprehensive guide to setting up a classroom for teaching ceramics at the K-12 level. Because many K-12 art teachers have to teach this complicated subject with little or no ceramics background, this presentation gives a thorough introduction to clay and glaze materials, equipment used in the ceramics studio, classroom safety, and more! Check out Parts 2, 3, & 4 also!
Chapter 1 – Classroom Setup and Basic Tools
Chapter 2 – Shelving & Storage
Chapter 3 – Keeping A Clean Classroom
Chapter 4 – Introduction to Clay
Chapter 5 – Proper Use of Materials
Chapter 6 – Stages of Clay
Chapter 7 – Reclaiming Clay
Chapter 8 – Clay Storage
Chapter 9 – Wedging
Chapter 10 – Surfaces
Chapter 11 – The Pugmill
Chapter 12 – The Slab Roller
Chapter 13 – The Extruder
Chapter 14 – The Pottery Wheel
Chapter 15 – The Kiln
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About the Artist
Jeni Hansen Gard grew up in Grand Haven, Michigan. She received her MFA in ceramics from The Ohio State University, MA in art education from the University of Florida, and BA in art education from Hope College. Jeni was the recipient of the 2015 MJ Wood–DO GOOD Residency at Red Lodge Clay Center and recently completed residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation and Denison University. She is a founding member of the Socially Engaged Craft Collective, a craft and social practice organization. Jeni and her husband, fellow ceramicist Forrest Sincoff Gard, run Gard Clay Studios. To learn more about Jeni Hansen Gard and see more images of her work, please visit www.jenihansengard.com.