Ohio Ceramic Supply (OCS) will be offering a variety of fun, informative, and free professional development workshops for K-12 art educators. Classes will be held on Wednesdays, beginning on July 11 and ending on August 8, from 10:00 am to 4 pm.
You will use new products, learn new techniques and spend time with fellow art educators. We will also provide cetificates for those of you seeking CEUs for these workshops.
We'll review basic hand building processes and then complete some projects that you can use in your classroom.
Hand building projects can be tailored to fit all skill levels by adding or deleting construction steps. We'll provide advice on how to scale these projects to fit your student's needs.
We'll demonstrate basic techniques used to create figurative clay and sculpture and show you how to use all sorts of hand-held sculpting tools.
This class will focus on low fire glazes: how they work, how to apply them using various tools, using glaze combinations, etc.
We will also explore fun new ways to create visual textures using glazes and additives.
No experience with cone 6 or stoneware needed - just bring a lot of curiosity.
We discuss the difference between low-fire and mid-range clay bodies, firing methods and glazes - and of course we'll turn you loose to create and play!
Raku In this class you will learn about the alternative firing process called Raku.
You will learn how the kiln is built, what it does, different glaze techniques, as well as getting hands on experience.