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Ceramics for beginners

Want to explore ceramics in your classroom?

If you are a primary teacher who is keen to introduce ceramics into your existing visual arts program this session is for you.

Our one-day workshop will engage you in hands-on exploration of a range of techniques, processes and materials to inspire future projects in your classrooms.


What will you learn through this workshop?

You will develop the knowledge and skill required to deliver introduce simple clay projects to primary school students, including:

  • working with pinch pot and coil construction methods
  • surface decoration techniques (textures and underglazes)
  • materials
  • tools
  • understanding the new WA Arts Curriculum

Take-home resource kit
To support you with applying your new knowledge and skills to your lessons we have put together resource kit which includes:

  • resource materials
  • project briefs (aligned to the new WA Arts Curriculum)
  • a list of commercial firing providers.
  • (Please note, glaze application and firing of work will not be included in this session.)

You will also be presented with a signed certificate which can be used as evidence of your professional learning.

Register for one of these sessions

Ceramics for beginners
Presented by Dr Lisa Paris

Dates: Wednesday 12 July 2017

Time: 9am – 3pm

Venue: Building 501, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley

Cost: $160. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

lisa paris

About your presenter

Dr Lisa Paris is a practising visual artist with a large body of work in private collections. She uses her creative works practice as a research context for issues related to pre-service teacher training and arts education practice.

Lisa worked as a visual arts education specialist K-12 at schools in Perth and Bunbury between 1984 and 2003.

She completed her PhD with the development of an innovative ‘Artist in Residence Reciprocal Mentoring Program’ which won the ECU Vice Chancellor’s Award for Programs that Enhance Post Graduate Education.

She is currently the Academic Coordinator for secondary arts education at Curtin.