K-12 Teacher Workshops


Thursday, Dec 9 – Friday, Dec 10, 2021, 9am – 4pm
$25 per person

This two-day, hands-on workshop, taught by Watershed’s Studio Manager Reeder Fahnestock, will cover basic processes and techniques for fabricating two-piece molds to create slip-cast ceramics.  You will come away with a new two-part mold and the skills to lead students through the mold-making process.   
Topics discussed will include:

  • selecting and preparing objects to be molded
  • measuring, mixing and pouring plaster
  • a brief tutorial on casting-slip formulation
  • casting objects with slip
  • an overview of common problems encountered during the process.


Workshop Details

  • All materials will be provided, including an object suitable for two-piece casting.  You are encouraged to bring personal objects to review their suitability for casting with the instructor.
  • Payment for workshop is due online with registration. Watershed can provide you with a receipt to submit for reimbursement.
  • Watershed will offer a light breakfast and lunch during the workshop days. 
  • Dinners and overnight accommodations on campus will not be available.  Participants will be responsible for dinners and arranging their own overnight accommodations. See our FAQs for a list of area lodging options.
  • The workshop will be held at Watershed’s Windgate Studio.  Head to 19 Brick Hill Rd in Newcastle, stay right at the fork and follow to the end of the road. 
  • Watershed will provide proof of contact hours for participants.
  • This workshop is limited to 8 participants to provide ample opportunities for individualized instructional time.



COVID Safety Protocols

Watershed’s priority is the safety of workshop participants, instructors, and staff.

  • Participants will be required to wear masks indoors and if working in close proximity to each other outdoors, regardless of vaccination status. 
  • Watershed’s new Windgate Studio is large enough to ensure at least 6 feet of social distancing. The Studio is also equipped with a new ventilation system that includes MERV 8 and 13 filters.