Teaching Clay in the Classroom Collection with Jeni Hansen Gard

In Teaching Clay in the Classroom, artist and educator Jeni Hansen Gard provides a comprehensive guide to setting up a classroom for teaching ceramics, teaching handbuilding and wheel throwing, and decorating techniques to use 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 teaching clay in the classroom.

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Teaching Clay in the Classroom with Jeni Hansen Gard – Part 1

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. This presentation gives a thorough introduction to clay and glaze materials, equipment used in the ceramics studio, classroom safety, and more.

Learn how to:

  • Efficiently set up your classroom
  • Use & store materials safely
  • Use & maintain your equipment
  • and much more!

Runtime: 2 hours 45 minutes

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Teaching Clay in the Classroom with Jeni Hansen Gard – Part 2 Handbuilding

In Part 2 of Teaching Clay in the Classroom, ceramics educator Jeni Hansen Gard provides a thorough introduction to handbuilding processes for the K–12 level. Since many K–12 art teachers need to teach this complex subject with little or no ceramics background, this video is an excellent resource for becoming familiar with clay and planning clay lessons and projects.

You’ll learn:

  • All the skills needed to teach a variety of handbuilding techniques!
  • Pinching, coil building, slab construction, handle making and much more!
  • Tips for avoiding common pitfalls and helping your students succeed!
  • and so much more!

Runtime: 2 hours 50 minutes

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Teaching Clay in the Classroom with Jeni Hansen Gard – Part 3 Wheel Throwing

In Part 3 of Teaching Clay in the Classroom, ceramics educator and artist Jeni Hansen Gard presents an in-depth overview of basic wheel-throwing techniques for the K–12 level. Jeni’s clear instruction is an invaluable tool for K–12 teachers, especially those who are new to teaching ceramics and wheel throwing.

You’ll learn:

  • All the steps to teach wheel throwing to students with ease and confidence!
  • How to throw and trim cylinders, tumblers, and bowls!
  • How to reduce the technical obstacles and help your students make great wheel thrown pots!
  • and more!

Runtime: 2 hours

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Teaching Clay in the Classroom with Jeni Hansen Gard – Part 4 Decorating Techniques

Perhaps the most exciting part of the ceramic process is surface decoration, and in this 4th and final installment of the Teaching Clay in the Classroom video series, Jeni Hansen Gard focuses on just that! Many K-12 art teachers are asked to teach the complex subject of ceramics with only an introductory ceramics class under their belts. This presentation is the perfect next step and covers a wide variety of decorating techniques that will help students make expressive, personalized work.

You’ll learn:

  • Pre-firing techniques like carving, stamping, sprigging, stenciling, and much more!
  • Techniques for bisque and beyond such as acrylic paints, underglazes, and glazes!
  • As a former K-12 teacher and current college instructor, Jeni has lots of advice on how to manage materials and adjust for various grade levels.
  • and so much more!

Runtime: 3 hours

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