This workshop is intended for educators who want to better their understanding of the materials and tools used in a ceramics class. We will talk about different types of clay, glazes, underglazes, and slips, and the benefits and downsides of each. We will also look at firing kilns, and discuss how to incorporate a kiln schedule into the classroom schedule.
This four-day course meets from 6 to 8pm, Tuesday June 5th through Friday June 8th.
Teachers working for a school in the Regional Office of Education, District #40 can register with the ROE and they will cover your class fees and award you Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) for taking this class. After filling out our registration using the form below, you will need to also register with ROE by following this link to their calendar of events and finding this workshop on their schedule.
Registration with ROE must be confirmed before beginning this workshop.
Instructor Bio, Brandace Cloud:
Brandace is executive director at The Macoupin Art Collective. She has an Associate of Art degree in Graphic Design from Lewis & Clark Community College, a Bachelor of Art degree from Webster University, and attended post-graduate studies in the ceramics department at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.
Brandace has worked as a self-employed ceramic artist, selling her wares at various art fairs and exhibitions. She has years of experience as an art educator, teaching clay classes and workshops for children, adults, and various community organizations.