OPA’s Clay in Education Artist in Residence program provides students with the opportunity to see and experience artists working and creating alongside them in the classroom.
This program plays a meaningful role in breaking down economic and social barriers, and increases students’ ability to think critically through engaging in the ongoing problem solving process that is inherent to creative work. OPA is excited to bring rich creative opportunities to economically and culturally diverse students, inspiring them to see themselves in future artistic careers and/or maker spaces.
OPA coordinates, arranges for and trains Oregon potter/ceramic artists to spend 40 hours in a classroom or school at zero cost.
OPA provides materials for all students participating in the program. The artist is responsible for the firing (the process of the clay going through a kiln) and returning artwork to the school and students. All firing costs are covered by OPA.
Program Coordinator: Clay In Education Director
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ABOUT OREGON POTTERS ASSOCIATION
Oregon Potters Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization engaging in arts advocacy and educational and creative projects for a network and community of over 400 ceramic artists and the public at large in the state of Oregon. We’ve been growing our community and public awareness of clay arts for the last 40 years and have remained focused on education as a meaningful way to bring ceramic arts into the future of Oregon.