Thursday, February 12, 2009
(class last fall)
My classes start again today at the Cornell University Pot Shop. They are non-credit and anybody can take them. I am told we are paid better than the aerobics instructors which makes me realize that non-credit instructors on a short-term contract are VALUED.
Advanced today at 4, beginners Saturday at 10:30. The studio has a syllabus for the beginner's, but I don't like it, so I plan to rewrite it by Saturday. Here is what advanced is going to do this spring.
Advanced with Gary Rith
Class is, roughly:
4-4:30 demo by me---I try to throw the topic du jour and then use a leather hard piece to finish, so you know how to start and finish an item
4:30-5:30--guided practice--I try to help students make their projects---some people don't like a teacher over their shoulder bugging them, some do, so I try to figure you out
1-bowl, plate, cylinder---plus hello, who are you?
2-handles, oh so many handles---plus show and tell
5-pitchers and GOBLETS, why not?
I can mix it up a little, and I want to add demos of your questions
I am also in the studio working from time to time. Feel free to ask for help. I can be fairly nice sometimes.
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 10:15 AM