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Daniel Granias

RESIDENCY REQUEST

Book this artist using the Residency Request Form

RESIDENCY GOALS

Students will gain an understanding of working with clay and develop fine sensorimotor skills. Building functional objects out of clay will also bring an appreciation for the purpose of objects in our everyday life.

BIO

I am a ceramics teaching artist who has been working with clay since I was first introduced to it in middle school. I try to facilitate an exploration of clay that reaches all physical, emotional, and intellectual levels and abilities.

DISCIPLINES

3D Visual Arts,

GRADE BANDS

K-2,3-5,

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English, 

LANGUAGE DETAILS

Fluent, 

WORK WITH STUDENTS

My work with students focuses on exploration and experimentation, and I encourage learning through trial and error. Through open-ended prompt structures like games, exercises, or challenges, I try to provide students with enough of a framework for them to solve problems creatively and reach for greater levels of depth in their making process.

I have worked in this way with students from Kindergarten through middle school in both in-school residencies and art-based summer camps.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

My teaching focuses on emotional health and character development, personal identity and narrative, and social engagement, community, and collaboration.

Exploring clay also ties closely with earth and physical sciences, as well as ties to almost any ancient civilization through world history and global cultures.

RESIDENCY LOGISTICS

Space: A single classroom where students come to me is preferred. A room with a sink is highly valued.

Travel: Travel is billed at $5/day for schools accessible via TriMet. Travel to schools not accessible by public transportation will incur additional travel costs.

Breaks longer than an hour will be charged. A lunch break of 30-60 minutes is requested for all days with four or more sessions.

Supplies: Clay and glazes plus additional materials. Supplies plus materials fee is usually $100-$200. Some common supplies are used and if the school can provide them it will reduce supply costs.

Tech: Schools who are interested in firing their clay must have a kiln and should have someone on staff who knows how to operate it or is willing to be trained and to manage the kiln operations during the residency.

A classroom projector to plug in a laptop is useful.

FEE INFO

$70 per session, planning/reflection meeting and prep hour

Travel:  $5/day provided the school is accessible via TriMet

Schools must have functioning kiln — artist will supply clay and glazes with materials fee (usually between $100-200)

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact:

Questions? Contact your Right Brain Coach.

Phone:

503-225-5900 x229

Email:

kstrelchun@therightbraininitiative.org

Website:

http://www.danieljgranias.com

REFERENCES

Ashley Smith

Executive Director

ashleys@grace-institute.org

503-831-3155 ext. 104

Grace Institute

Shani Johnson

Teacher

johnsonsha@nclack.k12.or.us

503-353-5560

Riverside Elementary School

Fourth/Fifth grade

Angel Gonzales-Santos

Bilingual coach

gonzalea@hsd.k12.or.us

503.844.1570

Reedville Elementary School

K-6


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