This February through May, NCC teaching artists Chris Singewald, Risa Nishiguchi, and Susan Obermeyer brought clay opportunities to Jefferson Community School with art teacher Katie Busch, working with students grades 1 through 8 as part of our most extensive residency to date. During a total of 82 hours, clay passed through the hands of over 400 students.
During the winter and spring of 2017, NCC teaching artist David “Swen” Swenson worked closely with students in 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 7th grades at Anne Sullivan Communication Center, with additional work with Nabad 3rd through 5th graders, a class specially-designed for newcomers to the US. A majority of the students at Anne Sullivan are immigrants from East Africa or first-generation children of East African immigrants.
Are you looking for a dynamic volunteer position in the arts? Are you passionate about ceramic art? Share your knowledge and enthusiasm as a Northern Clay Center Tour Guide. NCC is accepting applications for its Volunteer Tour Guide Program through July 27th, 2018. The course provides a survey of Minnesota ceramics and the history of Northern Clay Center, and an introduction to myriad ceramics techniques, education theory, and touring techniques for all age groups. A background in ceramics is helpful, though not required.
In the last year, we’ve taken big steps to identify new ways that we can engage audiences, further diversify the field of ceramics, better serve artists, and respond to the changing needs of all of our constituents: