Phone: 831-633-5221 Ext. 3233
Degrees and Certifications:
SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY, San Jose, CA Bachelor of Arts: Studio Practice/ Preparation for Teaching Concentration: Ceramics SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY, San Jose, CA Single Subject Teaching Credential Secondary Education | Fine Art
Ceramics I/II Instructor, Ms. Eisenstat — Teacher Website
Ceramics Course Description:
Ceramics I/II is a semester-long course where students will explore the vast topic of ceramics through a wide variety of handbuilding methods. Ceramics I/II is a hands-on class that will provide students with teacher-led instruction and independent studio time. Students will learn basic hand-building techniques that highlight cultural and historical influences, as well as functionality. An emphasis will be placed on planning & design, decorative applications, problem-solving, and unique personal touches. Students will demonstrate their knowledge and acquired skills through individual progress, participation, and engagement. Students are expected to practice safe work habits, maintain tools/materials, and abide by classroom policies and procedures.
Philosophy of Art Education
The visual arts are a vital component in the development of all human beings. Art is a fundamental and consistent part of students’ education, regardless of their talents or academic abilities. As an educator, I will enhance one’s perception of the visual arts by teaching students how to use their senses qualitatively. Art provides students of diverse backgrounds with the means to develop and apply their creative potential, to see the value in unique ideas, and to respect individual differences. My teaching objective is to educate students in a range of artistic practices, technical skills, and useful applications through a wide variety of media. As an art educator, I plan to stimulate the human mind by providing opportunities for students to apply information in meaningful ways and to promote higher-order thinking.