1st Conference with international participation : "The Ceramic Art in Education"

Programmed committee conference chair: Xenia Arapaki,
Assistant Professor in Visual Arts Education,
University of Thessaly

Rooftlife and Brickworks museum N. and S. Tsalapatas
Volos, Greece 7th ,8th and 9th of December 2012

The objectives of the Conference are
a) to develop fruitful reflection and creative discussion about the role and
significance of ceramic art and contemporary Greek and international practical
applications in education ,
b) to identify the relationships of ceramic art with history, science, technology
and their connection with the educational field
c) to present theoretical approaches, research findings and teaching experiences
related to the introduction of ceramic art in various stages of education,
d) to investigate the role of non-formal education (museums, ateliers, etc.) of
ceramic art and their relation to formal education ,
e) to discuss the nature and characteristics of apprenticeship in pottery workshops and
f) to formulate detailed proposals for the future of ceramic art in preschool and primary education.

The Conference is addressed to:
- Preschool educators, primary and secondary education teachers
- Undergraduate and graduate students in educational and other departments
- Academic researchers, artists, educators, museum managers and the general
public in the local community

Conference Themes
A. Theoretical approaches to ceramic art and didactic of ceramic
B. Non-formal education in ceramic art
C. Educational experiences of ceramic art in preschool and primary education
D. The relationship of ceramic art with history, science and technology
E. The role of the ceramic art workshops

The conference program will include:
a. Talks
b. Plenary discussions
c. Workshops
d. Visits to Traditional ceramic art ateliers

Conference Sponsors
University of Thessaly (Search committee)

Website of Rooftlife and Brickworks museum N. and S. Tsalapatas :
Website of University of Thessaly
Website of
Website of Municipality of Volos