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WKU Art Ed joins with local schools to provide students an interdisciplinary experience in creating art from science.

On Thursday, November 8, 2012, the Western Kentucky University Art Education Out reach Program preservice teachers, the Art, Physics and Chemistry students of Warren Central High School, and the Art students of Butler County High School will hold a combined Raku firing workshop on the campus of Warren Central High School.  This is the first in a series of six planned workshops involving nearly 200 elementary, secondary, and post-secondary students in a study of the art and science used in creating ceramic art.  During this series of workshops students will learn about the traditional Japanese techniques of raku firing and glazing, while creating their own ceramic art using these techniques.  We would like to invite you to join us at Warren Central High School, this Thursday from 12:00-2:00 PM for the firing, and  unveiling of the first ceramic art works produced in these workshops. 

The collaboration between schools participating in this series of workshops is an attempt to provide, both students and faculty members, with rich interdisciplinary experiences in art and science. These are experiences that the schools working individually could not have provided their students alone.  Real life connections to student explorations, content training for preservice art teachers, professional development for participating faculty members, access to specialized studio equipment, and the receipt of philanthropic funding are but a few of the many benefits gained by the participants in this joint experience.

The Western Kentucky University Art Education Outreach Program strives to promote and provide quality arts experiences for both its preservice educators and the students and faculties of the cooperating schools within its service area.

For further information, or to schedule an interview, contact Dr. Miwon Choe miwon.choe@wku.edu

or Mr. Sam Hunt samuel.hunt@wku.edu   

 
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