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Teacher Professional Development Workshop with Jennie Couch

Ceramics: Creating Textures & Forms

Friday, April 21 | 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Jennie Couch, Adjunct Instructor at UAHuntsville Department of Art, Art History and Design, will explore the clay medium. Teachers will learn ways to enhance their visual arts classroom curricula. Ceramics: Creating Textures & Forms workshop will assist teachers in aiding students to develop critical thinking skills and in understanding the creative process. Participants will have the opportunity to develop their visual skills through hands-on three-dimensional techniques using various forms and textures. We will create texture stamps, explore sgraffito techniques and other non-traditional methods for finishing bisque ware. Emphasis will be placed on pinch and slab methods of handbuilding. To register, email Kathy Johnson, Museum Academy Assistant at kjohnson@hsvmuseum.org.

The workshop is presented in conjunction with the Visual Arts Achievement Program (March 12), Congressional Art Competition (March 12-April 23), Youth Art Month, and Juried Art Teachers’ Biennial (March 12-April 23) exhibitions.

Workshop will be held on Friday, April 21, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Huntsville Museum of Art’s Museum Academy studios.  There is no fee for this workshop. Space is limited. Register Early! A workshop confirmation letter will be sent to you via email upon receipt of your registration. Lunch will be on your own! Area school systems have been notified regarding this teacher in-service professional development workshop.

About Jennie Couch:

MFA in Ceramics from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1993. BS in Art Education and a MA in Painting and Printmaking from the University of Alabama. Currently teaches at as an Adjunct Instructor at UAHuntsville in the Department of Art, Art History and Design. Artist and taught as an Associate Professor at Alabama A&M University in the Fine Arts Department ceramic and fine arts classes. She has won national and regional awards for her work; and her work is in both public and private collections throughout the country. Couch has shown her work in the Huntsville Museum of Art. She has had three solo exhibitions at Lowe Mill. Couch was the coordinator for The Bench Project. It was created by professionals volunteering for the Student Outreach Committee of the 2009 Alabama Clay Conference in Huntsville, AL. It was non-profit, funded completely by Bench Sponsors. The Bench Project was a professionally designed and directed Public Art project. Located throughout the city of Huntsville, the benches enhance our community by proudly displaying students’ creativity in a manner for everyone to enjoy.

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