TEACHERS

TEACHERS highlights artists committed to sharing the skills and passion for craft with students of all ages. Featuring Navajo weavers Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete at Idyllwild Arts, glass artist Mark Mitsuda at Punahou School, glass artist Therman Statom, and ceramic artist Linda Sikora at Alfred University School of Art and Design. PBS premiere September 15, 2016

 
FEATURED IN THIS EPISODE:

Barbara Teller Ornelas Lynda Teller Pete Mitsuda demonstrates how to blow a vase

Hugh Jenkins glassblowing. Mark Markley photograph Therman Statom. Denise Kang photograph Linda Sikora works on a teapot in her studio

Matthew Metz, Large Pitcher, 2016 Wayne Higby, Pictorial Lake, 1986 Matt Kelleher, Assistant Professor of Ceramic Arts at Alfred University, discusses his students' work

Mitsuda explains concepts of glass. Mark Markley photograph Linda Sikora, Professor of Ceramic Arts at Alfred University, works with her senior students

 

EDUCATION GUIDES: Sharing our Stories in School

Therman Statom, glass boxes
In this lesson, students will view the segment on artist and educator Therman Statom in the TEACHERS episode. The episode highlights how Statom encourages students’ investigation of their heritage, their understanding of self, and their connections to others as topics worthy of study in school. After viewing the segment, students will discuss various aspects of Statom’s teaching and his artwork. After considering Statom’s goals in teaching, students will locate a family member they would like to present to the school community through a constructed artwork. The studio portion of the lesson involves working with glass or with transparent plastic sheeting, and with imagery that is representative as well as symbolic, to create a portrait of their chosen family member. Working in small groups, students will offer feedback on each other’s projects. Finally, the groups will decide how to curate their section of the display area in school in which all of the groups’ portraits will be arranged.

 

CREDITS
Executive Producer & Director CAROL SAUVION ∙ Executive Producer PATRICIA BISCHETTI ∙  Producer & Director ROSEY GUTHRIE ∙ Editor BETH SPIEGEL ∙ Director of Photography SIDNEY LUBITSCH ∙ Music by LAURA KARPMAN ∙ Associate Producer DENISE KANG ∙ Senior Advisor JACOBA ATLAS ∙ Production Coordinator BEVERLY FELDMAN ∙ Production Controller JUDY J. HING ∙ Sound Recordist ALAN BARKER, DEREK HANSON, ASHLEY MARIA ∙ Assistant Camera ROBERT W. FAISON, LANCE HASHIDA ∙ Gaffer MARK MARKLEY, PETER HORWITZ ∙ Main Title Crew CAMERA CONTROL INC., JASON RAU, CHRIS TOTH, CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS ∙ Assistant Editors DESTINY PINEDA, HEATHER TRAWICK, TYLER WRIGHT ∙ Music Mixer NORA KROLL-ROSENBAUM ∙ Station Relations DE SHIELDS ASSOCIATES, INC. ∙ Post Production Video SHAPESHIFTER ∙ Colorist DEAN CHU ∙ Online Assistant Editor CINDY FANARA ∙ Post Production Sound WILD WOODS ∙ Re-Recording Mixer JONATHAN IGLECIAS ∙ Archival Materials Courtesy of ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM/UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA/HELGA TEIWES, COLLEGE ARCHIVES NEW YORK STATE COLLEGE OF CERAMICS AT ALFRED UNIVERSITY, WAYNE HIGBY/DAVID MORABITO/NICK GEANKOPLIS, GEORGE H. H. HUEY, IDYLLWILD ARTS FOUNDATION, H.L. JAMES/SCHIFFER PUBLISHING, DANNY LEHMAN/CORBIS DOCUMENTARY/GETTY IMAGES, RICK MCLAY/LYRIC CREATIVE, LEE MILTIER, MARK MITSUDA, MICHAEL MORTARA, NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION, BARBARA TELLER ORNELAS, PALACE OF THE GOVERNORS PHOTO ARCHIVES (NMHM/DCA), LYNDA TELLER PETE, JEREME RAUCKMAN/FLICKR, BOYD SUGIKI ∙ Special Thanks ANDERSON RANCH ARTS CENTER, TIM BARRY, OSCAR BIA, CAITLIN BROWN, GERALD CLARKE, HENRY CRISSMAN, PETER HANSEN, HAYSTACK MOUNTAIN SCHOOL OF CRAFTS, JONATHAN A. HOLSHUE, HOT SHOPS ART CENTER, LAUREL BOWERS HUSAIN, JEFFREY MEYER TURNTABLES, KATTEN MUCHIN ROSENMAN LLP, RUSS KATTO, SUSAN KOWALCZYK, TERRY B. LEE, RANSOM LOMATEWAMA, ORNAMENT MAGAZINE, EMILY MCCARREN, JANE MILOSCH, VERNA MULLEN, STEVEN POSTER, NOAH REITMAN, RACHAEL REITMAN, RICHARD TSOSIE ∙ This program was produced by Craft in America, Inc. which is solely responsible for its content. © 2016 CRAFT IN AMERICA All Rights Reserved