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Re: [teacherartexchange] clay


From: Gayle Parent (gayleparent_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Apr 27 2008 - 20:53:26 PDT

Thank you San. That sounds good.


On Apr 27, 2008, at 3:56 PM, San D Hasselman wrote:
> Throwing with little ones is a possibility. Our best potter started
> at age 8 at the local art center. He is now a sophomore at Rhode
> Island School of Design. I would recommend that you sharpen your
> skills on the potter's wheel and offer it only as a club, or
> afterschool activity so that you work with a smaller group of
> students. On the high school level, I used to train students in
> pairs so that they coached each other on the wheel, and in that way
> I could help the whole class. Half would be on the wheel with their
> coaches talking them through, and then they would switch. Before I
> knew it, everyone was on "automatic pilot" and I only had to teach
> new ideas to the whole class like trimming, handles, lids,
> combination pieces, etc, then they coached each other in those
> areas as well.
> San D
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