Outreach

Partnership Spotlight: Aurora on France

On a rainy April day, teaching artist Claire O’Connor visited Aurora on France, Vibrant Senior Living and Care Center, in Edina for a clay session. Claire brought a decorated 3D flower dish project to brighten up this gloomy spring day.

These clay classes meet every other week and participants are able to create and decorate a project during each session! One of the residents has been coming to clay classes since she moved into Aurora on France. Clay classes with a Northern Clay Center teaching artist have allowed her to experience clay for the first time in her life.

ClayToGo Residency Spotlight: Arts Access @ Anne Sullivan

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. 

Become an NCC Tour Guide!

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.

Chili Cook-off Update

Many warm-hearted and well-fed thanks to all of the participants in this year’s Chili Cook-off! Some were brave enough to sample chilis and vote; some contributed through volunteerism; some threw caution to the February winds and tried their hands at wheel-throwing and handbuilding; and then there were those who toiled, boiled, experimented, and schlepped their chili contenders in crock pots to be judged by friends and strangers alike. The event grows in size and popularity ever year, and we are grateful to all of you for this.

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