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Re: Ceramics homework

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From: Deb Mortl (dmortl_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Oct 12 2001 - 04:21:25 PDT


What about interviewing a potter? They could find out how they learned
their craft, technical issues, etc. Is their an artists guild in your area?

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>I am struggling with homework assignments to give my high school beginning
>ceramics students. At the end of first term we begin a "Ceramics Roots"
>research assignment where they have to choose a culture, select a specific
>piece from that culture, research and write a paper from the point of view
>of the piece, and create a piece "inspired by" the culture. It is a fairly
>hefty project but I am looking for shorter, more routine assignments that
>they can do at home throughout the semester. I have thought of doing
>ceramic critiques, but I don't have enough images to give them to bring
>home. Not all kids have a computer so I'm at a loss as to what to do.
>They
>are a great class and work hard in the studio, but I should be givng them
>more HW. Any ideas?
>Thanks, Marian
>

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