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The Program

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Bardwell Park Infants School

Ceramics in schools offers 2 programs. Students can either make an individual work or collaborate on a mural or 3D work.

The individual works are based on a theme and are taught to the class by either Kris or Sue.

The collaborative work can involve a class, a year group, up to the entire school. Usually both Kris and Sue work together to teach the class.


To create a ceramic object requires 2 visits, one visit to make the work and one visit to paint the work. There is a period of, say at least 2 weeks between visits when the work is air dried and bisque fired(1000). Once the work has been painted it is dipped into clear glaze and fired to earthenware temperature (1080).

INDIVIDUAL WORK

MAKING VISIT

Theme decided upon
Takes 1 1/2 hours
Desks are covered
All materials and tools are provided
Taught by Sue or Kris
Demonstration followed by step by step procedure

GLAZE VISIT

Takes 1 hour
Desks covered
All materials are provided
Same teacher as before
Demonstration and supervision of painting

Work returned


COLLABORATIVE MURAL

Site visit by Kris and Sue with teacher to decide on location, installation options, themes, potential dates, rough estimate of cost.
Drawing of plan emailed with cost of mural plus installation
Confirmation and dates determined

MAKING VISIT

Kris and Sue usually work together with each class
Ideally work from 1 room so the mural can grow as each class works on their predetermined, age appropriate part
All materials and tools provided
Work cleared by end of each day

GLAZE VISIT

Since the mural is collaborative, students do not necessarily paint the same piece that they have made. They are encouraged to honour and respect the work that has gone before them by painting to the best of their ability.
All materials provided


INSTALLATION

As discussed

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FAQs

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Frequently asked general questions.

  • Are Ceramics in Schools insured?

    Yes we are fully insured.

  • Do Kris and Sue have the Working with Children Check?

    Yes, they have the new Working with Children Check.

     

 

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Frequently asked questions about individual projects.

  • What does the classroom teacher need to provide?

    Kris and Sue provide all materials needed and plastic to cover the desks.



  • What shall we make?

    Kris and Sue have lots of age appropriate project ideas that fit in with the curriculum and are both fun and challenging for students to make.



  • Do we need to have our project ideas arranged before the visit?

    Yes and no!

    It's good for us to have some idea of what you would like to make so that we can prepare. However, we are brimming with ideas and have no trouble coming up with great projects on the spot.



 

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Frequently asked questions about MURALS.

  • We want a mural, so what is the procedure?

    Kris and Sue will visit your school to look at the site.

    We will discuss the theme, who and how many students will be involved.

    We will discuss how the mural will be mounted, either on villa board or directly to the brick.

    We will provide a drawing of the proposal and a costing.

    Times for making and glazing are locked in.



  • What is the price and are there any extra costs?

    Price will be  discussed at the time and depends on numbers of students and size of mural. Installation is extra.



 

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