K-12 Quick and Dirty Slab Work (Ceramics)

Learn Bev’s methods for making small to large slab cylinders and squares, and more, slump techniques and darting. Soft slabs can make great big sculptures with this approach. Immediate and satisfying, these quick and dirty techniques use a variety of forms to make super ceramics that don’t crack! Increase the possibilities of what your students can create in one class. Discover ways to use recycled objects to build fun forms. Roll up your sleeves and have fun with this hands on workshop!

Target Audience

All Grades K-12


10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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  • Sofia Trujillo

    I've been an Art Educator for the Surrey School District since 2001.  I've been teaching Visual Arts at Ecole Salish Secondary for the past 2 years.  Before then I was teaching at Frank Hurt Secondary for 16 years.  I've been very lucky to be (and have been) Fine Arts Department Head for 12 years.  Working with other Fine Arts areas in creating collaboration opportunities is one of my passions.  I've also had the opportunity to mentor new teachers for the district, as well as for SFU and UBC.  I'm also a member and Vice-President of the Surrey Arts Teachers Association.   Currently, I’m working on a special youth outreach art project in conjunction with the City of Surrey.  At home I try to continue my art practice, but in reality, spend as much time as I can with my 4 year old son and husband.  

  • Bev Ellis

    Bev is an accomplished Professional Artist. Her favourite muse is nature, where often beauty is found in brokenness. Bev has created large sculptural ceramic installations, including her Sculpture for VanCity. She was presented with the SSICA Ceramics Biennial Peoples Choice Award. Bev has been published in Artist Journals and Books, had opportunities to exhibit her work throughout the Province, across Canada, and the US. Her artwork is in corporate and private collections around the world. Bev has been teaching art  for over 20 years. She is passionate about Igniting, Inspiring, Equipping and Encouraging others through the energizing motivation of art!