Ceramics 2
Tutor: DeAnn Gerdin
Email: deann.gerdin@chatclasses.com
Length: 2nd Semester Class Period: Wednesday, period 3

Description: Ceramics 2 will concentrate on intermediate hand-building techniques of slab, coil, and pinch including handles and covers. Students will explore more advanced design techniques on leather hard clay and improve glazing skills. We will focus on creating pieces in a series and all projects will be different from Ceramics I. We will present our pieces at the end of the semester to the class and peer critique the body of work.

Tutor: DeAnn Gerdin has a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Fisheries and Wildlife - Management from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus. DeAnn has a strong interest in ecology and animal behavior. While attending the U of M, she spent nine months conducting an independent study on the courtship behavior of Mallard ducks. After graduating, DeAnn worked at Woodlake Nature Center in Bloomington, MN before taking a full-time position at Marshall Fields as a Marketing Effectiveness Analyst. DeAnn furthered her education and received a M.A. of Teaching in Secondary Life Science from the University of St. Thomas. Currently she is a stay-at-home mother and a homeschooler with three children.She enjoys soap making, pottery, birding, and running in her spare time. DeAnn is amazed at the wonder and beauty of God's creation and is eager to share it with others.

Cost:  $247, $257 or $267  (depending on registration date)
Level
: Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: none
Homework: varies
Text: none
    
Supplies: The cost of all clay, glaze, and tools is included in the price of the class.  The only thing that is not included is the cost of the firings. Students/parents will be responsible for paying the firing costs.  (The firing cost is around $2-$3 per piece.)