Excellence in Teaching
By Aaron Burns
October 08, 2006
I would like to thank the many teachers who help the continued
advancement of the Native Arts. This past week we held a Power
Tool class at the Totem Heritage Center, which is required to
get into many of the carving classes. Paul Potter is such a great
teacher, he made me just appreciate the time some of the teachers
put into the classes.
The power tool class is a short 3 day course to teach basic safety
fundamentals, some of which are required to get carving projects
started. To pass the class you just have to fill out a short
test, which seems so trivial after you absorb the information
Paul explains in such an easy going way. He also shared valuable
information that can be applied outside of the classroom. He
really is a class guy, who I really enjoyed talking to. He was
my shop teacher when I was in middle school, many years ago.
I would just like to offer how proud I am to be part of a community
that offers their valuable time to help the continued education
at all levels from grade school through highschool and into the
University as well as into the Native Arts and beyond.
A link to the Native Art classes follows here, we appreciate
the community support and feel free to visit the Totem Heritage
Center during the winter also between 1pm and 5pm. http://www.city.ketchikan.ak.us/departments/museums/totem_class_schedule.html
Received October 05, 2006 -
Published October 08, 2006
About: "I am the Programs Assistant at the Totem Heritage
Center for nearly 2 years now. I also worked as a tour guide
here for 4 seasons and I come from a very artistic family that
includes Holly Churchill (mother) and Delores Churchill (grandmother)."
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