In New “Community Clay” Program, Students Become the Teachers

Art + Design Launches Community Clay

West Chester University’s Department of Art + Design is launching a new “community clay” program that offers Saturday ceramics classes to the public, but it’s not just those taking the class who will benefit from this new program.

The community clay program will employ senior level students in the Art + Design department as teachers for the classes, helping them to learn valuable teaching and leadership skills that will serve them as their careers progress.

Andrew Snyder, Associate Professor of Art in the department, says, “Our senior students are most certainly talented artists, but artists often teach as well, and providing our students the opportunity to learn these skills will ultimately set them up for career success.”

He adds, “For those taking the class, they are getting high quality instruction at a relatively low cost in our state-of-the-art ceramics studio. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

The cost for a 10-week session is $250 and includes all materials and firings. Proceeds will go to a scholarship fund in the Art + Design department.

For more information or to enroll in a class, contact Laurie Moran in the Department of Art + Design at 610.436.2872, or Classes begin September 14th.

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