In a message dated 11/02/2003 11:49:59 PM Eastern Standard Time,
In my lovely green state of Washington, we have no art specialists in the
elementary schools, to my knowledge. Therefore, if we want the kids to experience
clay, we have to do it ourselves as individual teachers. EEEEK. Some schools
do have kilns, but not all. There's usually someone who knows how to use the
kiln. I haven't actually been in charge of one. Still lots to learn in this
arena of clay.
Would someone venture the easiest way to do clay with one's own classroom,
probably in small groups at one table?
Are you a classroom teacher who wants some simple clay lessons to teach to
your students? Or, are you interested in the "easiest way to do clay in one's
classroom" because you are writing a book that will include (simple) clay
projects? If you are a teacher who genuinely needs ideas to share with her
students, I will be more than happy to give you my lessons and share my ideas with
you. My lessons are not intended for another's publication or profit, but for
my fellow (art) teachers for use in their classrooms. In all due respect, as I
congratulate you for your highly successful publications, I am wondering
about the right to publish lessons and ideas that have been written and authored
Susan on Long Island
P.S. You say that although there are no elementary art teachers in Washington
State, there are usually people in your schools who know how to use the kiln.
Gee, I haven't had a student teacher in years who has had kiln education,
including many art teachers I know, so you are lucky. Who are these people?