Education Programs

Watershed offers educational programs and resources for ceramics teachers and students of all ages. From workshops and classroom-based experiences, to professional development and online tutorials, Watershed works to support ceramic art educators and the next generation of ceramists.

K-12 Teacher Professional Development

Watershed provides professional development opportunities for Maine’s k-12 art educators. Through workshops, residencies, and resources, teachers hone their clay education skills, develop curricula, and connect with other educators from around the state. Email us at info@watershedceramics.org to receive information on upcoming opportunities.

Upcoming workshops: Explorations in Clay, July 19-23, 2021

Online Resources & Tutorials

Watershed offers videos and downloadable tutorials on: 

 

Classroom & Studio-Based Clay Education

Watershed connects talented teaching artists in with Maine schools. The artists work with the host site to create educational ceramic projects designed to introduce participants to historical uses of clay and current art-making practices. The focus of these sessions is on process, not just product, with clay lessons that connect to science, math, history and cultural studies.

Learn more about teaching artist programs.

Group Kiln Firings

Watershed welcomes groups of artists, and high school or college students (with their instructors) for glazing and firing programs in spring and fall months. Educational institutions and clay collectives often come to Watershed to take advantage of kilns not available in their studios.

Watershed’s 2,600-sq.-ft. Kiln Shed houses two wood kilns (salt/soda catenary and train), several gas kilns (including salt/soda and gas downdraft), electric kilns of various sizes, and a setup for raku firings.

Weekend firings typically book six to twelve months in advance, so contact Watershed as soon as possible to secure a date. Individuals who have participated in Watershed firing workshops or residencies may be approved to operate Watershed equipment by our Studio Manager. If not, Watershed can provide instruction or facilitation during the firing weekend. Overnight lodging is also available on campus.

For more information, please contact us at (207) 882-6075 or email our studio manager at rfahnestock@watershedceramics.org.