K-12 Textures and Patterns that Enliven Clay (Ceramics)

How to make students clay projects come alive with personalized textures! Carving simple and elaborate rollers and sprigs, utilizing many types found objects, to create repetitive patterns and textures, and find fun ways to make each project unique.

Bev uses techniques from her experiences in printmaking, ceramic jewellery making as well as sculptural and functional ceramics. Make your own tools and tiles that individualize your work.

Limitless possibilities. Get lost in the details!

Leave with fresh inspiration and your new texture tools!

Target Audience

All Grades K-12


12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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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!