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#21 Benzine

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 06:26 PM

When working with adults, especially ones that want to be there, whether teaching a class or giving a workshop, there is one thing to remember, they want to know everything you know, and right then and there. When doing any of these things a day or two or a week, my best advice is to get plenty of sleep before hand, because you will need everything you've got, they will drain you. :rolleyes:


Basically what Pres is saying, is that it's like Ceramic Highlander. They want to steal your ceramic power!
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Posted 17 March 2014 - 09:42 AM

Mark, in addition to all the great advice above, make sure you give them "your story" during the weekend. Of course most of your time should be spent on instruction, but I guarantee they want to know what your last 30 years or so have been like.


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 09:28 PM

When working with adults, especially ones that want to be there, whether teaching a class or giving a workshop, there is one thing to remember, they want to know everything you know, and right then and there. When doing any of these things a day or two or a week, my best advice is to get plenty of sleep before hand, because you will need everything you've got, they will drain you. :rolleyes:


Basically what Pres is saying, is that it's like Ceramic Highlander. They want to steal your ceramic power!

There can be only one!

#24 Brian Reed

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 12:05 AM

Mark,

I think you have enough suggestions above to keep you busy for a  few days of demos.  good luck finding the right ones to work with.  My suggestion is what to do after the event.  Whenever I run a workshop I always send out a survey with Survey Monkey (a free survey website, google it).  I want to know what people thought and what they plan on doing with their new knowledge.  You get some great insight as to what stuck and what to skip next time.


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#25 smokin pots

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 09:48 PM

Mark,

Maybe a hand out with the important information you will be going over.

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#26 Biglou13

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 10:59 AM

Have all attending work shop bring a small piece and place in brown bag. Everyone the picks a bag hopefully not their own.

Hawaii is rough, I can offer to be your assistant while your there, I even look like local.

It's Hawaii relax bruddah, You could go without syllabus or planning and have a spectacular workshop, being a production potter you have and have shared a wealth of knowledge here in this forum, I've seen your work and I'm sure da attendees will be equally pleased.

My crystal ball says you prolly will return to this place, and don't forget da flip flops , and maybe read a pidgin book on way out.
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#27 Mark C.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 04:49 PM

Thanks Lou

I already have the pidgen phrases as I spent time on most all of the Islands-this is a return trip as well-flips are a must bring item as well as fins/mask/snorkel and hiking boots.

This Art center is new on the smallest population Island which is mostly LOCALs

I got some great ideas but I'm going to keep it very simple.Internet is spotty at best there-as this place is not mainstream.

As far as an assistant I can set you up and you can do your own presentation on your own-as its pro bono anyway.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 06:57 AM

I'm in let me know.
Sounds like great idea.
Bring on the poke, spam, loco moco, and shave ice.
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#29 Mark C.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:48 AM

What I mean is you go do your own workshop whenever you want-they will gladly I'm sure welcome you.

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#30 Biglou13

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 07:54 AM



Feel free an forward me info in a pm

Now read my previous post.

I didn't want to hang out with you anyway.

Lol

Have a great time.
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#31 Nonni4

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 01:11 PM

Another thing you could add for a successful workshop is a list of steps for throwing or other techniques.  Most people are not auditory learners.  So having a poster to refer to is helpful to learners.  They can just look up as they are working if they can't remember.  You could even add pictures of the steps.  

 

Hope that helps.






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