Educator Workshops

In collaboration with various sites around the state of Minnesota, and funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board's Arts Access program, Northern Clay Center presents a series of intensive ceramic workshops for Minnesota art educators. Ceramic artist/educator Ursula Hargens will team up with various professional ceramic artists to enrich Minnesota Art Educators' existing classroom curriculum and resources, as well as deepen and inspire their own studio practice. Starting in the spring of 2016, sessions will take place at Paramount Art Center (St. Cloud), Duluth Art Institute, Minnesota State University at Mankato, and Anoka-Ramsey Community College.

Each workshop will highlight a particular aspect of ceramic history and new techniques and approaches to the medium. We'll collaborate with art educators who represent elementary, middle, and high school art programs, in an effort to tailor our curriculum to meet the Minnesota Graduation Standards in the arts. Additional "booster" workshops will take place at NCC throughout the calendar year 2016. If you are a Minnesota Art Educator interested in getting involved in this initiative or attending a workshop session, please visit our website [link to new page] to learn more!

February 27 - 28
9 am - 5 pm
each day

Duluth Art Institute
506 W Michigan St
Duluth, MN 55802

This session, featuring Ursula Hargens (Minneapolis, MN) 
and Karin Kraemer (Superior, WI), will include demonstrations
and hands-on instruction, lesson plans for your classroom,
as well as historical and social context, with special attention to
the history of the Silk Road and Majolica pottery techniques.

Learn more and register here.

April 16 - 17
9 am - 5 pm
each day
Paramount Visual
Arts Center

913 W St Germain St
St Cloud, MN 56301

This session, featuring Ursula Hargens (Minneapolis, MN
and Bill Gossman (New London, MN) will include demonstrations
and hands-on instruction lesson plans for your classroom,
as well as historical and social context, with special attention
to forming simple thrown and hand-built pots and exploring historical
and contemporary Danish ceramics.

Learn more and register here.

May 14 - 15
9 am - 5 pm
each day
 
Minnesota State
University, Mankato

226 Armstrong Hall
Mankato, MN 56001

This session, led by local ceramic artists Mika Negishi Laidlaw
and Todd Shanafelt (both of Mankato, MN), will include
demonstrations and hands-on instruction, lesson plans for
your classroom, as well as historical and social context, with
special attention to the integration of imagery with ceramics.
Techniques will incorporate texture, slips, cold finishes, and
easy image-transfer

Learn more and register here.

June 13 - 18
9 am - 5 pm
each day

Anoka-Ramsey
Community College

11200 Mississippi Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

Join ceramic artist/educator Ursula Hargens (Minneapolis, MN)
and local ceramic artist Mark Lambert (Ramsey, MN) in this 6-day,
ARCC-hosted workshop. This session will include demonstrations
and hands-on instruction lesson plans for your classroom, as well
as historical and social context, with special attention to
Native American ceramics, Mingei aesthetics, and soda-firing methods.

Learn more and register here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher Training

Have specific questions, or a group of teachers looking for a class? Contact our education department to set up a custom workshop or class, in our studio or yours. Call 612-339-8007 or email: education@northernclaycenter.org

We can provide a clock-hour certificate for any of our classes, from educator workshops and one-day classes, to 10-week classes.