About Clay in Education
The OPA Clay in Education program helps facilitate a variety of ceramic educational experiences throughout the state.
We provide clay making activities at Ceramic Showcase, and other public art events. This outreach into the community invites people of all ages to experience hands-on the intimate responsive nature of clay, and the remarkable way head, hands and heart can work together in the creative process.We thank Georgies Art Supply for providing the clay for these outreach efforts.
We present a High School Gallery at Ceramic Showcase that highlights fine work by high schoolers from throughout the state. First, second and third place awards are given as voted by our membership. We also offer an annual scholarship for a talented high school student to continue their ceramic studies and we contribute to the National Scholastic Art Awards in both Central Oregon and the Portland Metro area.
Clay in Education funds these programs through members’ dues, donations, grants and an annual installation at Ceramic Showcase.
The Ray Grimm Scholarship
For teachers who have a program or idea for starting clay education in their classroom/nearby schools. Offering $1500 available for the use of materials, supplies, etc. in offering the program to school-aged children.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
OPA High School Scholarship
Open to all high school juniors and seniors living in Oregon and SW Washington.