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poor college program, was play at art

updated tue 27 mar 01


Mert & Holly Kilpatrick on mon 26 mar 01

I would agree that that's a shame. Maybe for the last two years you can
transfer to a school where they have a better program, after doing some
research. However, Clayart (and the broader clay community) is full of
people who learned on their own, who never took any college courses in
ceramics. The ceramics magazines are full of workshops you can go to, and
some of them are very reasonably priced. Find one in a location where you
have friends or relatives you can stay with to save money. Just reading the
magazines you will learn so much over time. Then there are hundreds of
books to teach and inspire you. And read Clayart every day, make a notebook
of subjects you are interested in, save ideas to try, discuss them with your
fellow students. Most of all, work hard, put the time in making things, and
you will learn, in spite of your teacher and your college program.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Karin Hurt"
Sent: Monday, March 26, 2001 1:49 AM
Subject: Re: play at art

> what about teachers who don't take teaching seriously because it happens
> be a Community college and who call us "not real students". What about the
> student who wants to learn, but lives in the middle of nowhere and has to
> make do with what there is, a tired teacher who plays at teaching?

friedlover on mon 26 mar 01

I agree that you should take matters into your own hands. There are so many
books to learn from and so much to learn from this site.
I myself teach for a community college evening program; I'd like to think
the participants learn alot and get very turned on to clay. I myself had
little formal training and thousands of hours of reading and trial and
error and continue to learn this limitless art.
Rhonda Fried