Teaching Ceramics With A Bfa I have a BFA in ceramics
Posted 09 July 2010 - 03:32 PM
h a n s e n
Stone House Studio, Alexandria, Virginia
Posted 10 July 2010 - 09:00 AM
I used to teach college-level design, in a well-reputed art college, and there is an awful lot of politics and posturing inside of academia. Some people have the stomach for it, but I didn't see the point.
Plus teaching adults is a lot more rewarding than teaching college kids.
Good Elephant Pottery
Posted 14 July 2010 - 10:59 PM
h a n s e n
I would look into teaching at a community center or even at a retirement center. There is often an opportunity at both and you will avoid the politics of the education system as well as the attitude from the school age students. I disagree a little about college age not being as rewarding as adults, but that is debatable based on the experience of the teacher. Some college age kids show amazing ability and promise. Just take your passion for ceramics and translate that to your students, the rest will fall in place.
My only advice on the politics is stay clear of it and stay out of the teacher's lounge.
Posted 28 July 2010 - 12:10 PM