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Taiwan’s first “Teaching English through Ceramics” course filled out in
Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2014-07-18 11:17 AM
During this year's summer vacation, American ceramicist are going to run classes at the Yingge Ceramics Museum. These courses are different from traditional ceramic classes. With these brand new courses, we promise you lots of fun this summer vacation.

From 18th July, Yingge Ceramics Museum, which is subordinate to the Department of Cultural Affairs of New Taipei City, will hold "Journey into the Mud Forest-2014 YCM summer activity" until 24th August. Among the activities, "Learning English by Ceramics" starts sign up from today. Course time is weekends from 15:30pm to 17pm during the event. David Morris and Charles McHale are in charge of the course "8-bit portrait plate" and "Big head vase" respectively. You can not only bring back your own creations, but learn English in the classes. The price of trial is only NT150 (not including the cost of kilning). People who are interested are welcome to use our online registration to sign up. You may also obtain details on classes by checking our website http://www.ceramics.ntpc.gov.tw. Register early, limited offer!

David's "8-bit portrait plate" will be held every Saturday. David will teach you step by step. First, a computer is used to enlarge the figure file and consult the presented bitmap image. By using the six-color slip on the terrine, you can complete this creative and a functional plate. Every Sunday, Charles will run his "Big head vase" courses. You can change photos into three-dimensional modeling by making pottery. Creations are good both as presents and for personal use.

Director of New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Chen Chun-Lan, indicates, in the past few years, "Learning English by Ceramics" classes are usually full as soon as registration begins. People need to grab the chance to interact with these experienced American ceramists during summer vacation.Yingge Ceramics Museum has also arrange classes specially for children aged 4 to 12 during summer. Everyone can be an amateur ceramist and experience fun activities in the Yingge Ceramics Museum.

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