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George Woideck

Visual Arts, Ceramic Tile & Glass Tile Mosaics
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George Woideck trained as a painter and took time off to tour and record as a rock musician before launching a career as a ceramic artist, learning from national master ceramic artists. Since then he has been an artist-in-residence in schools throughout Ohio and Michigan.

George has been named a National Young Audiences Artist of the Year and his work as a teaching artist has been recognized by the Ohio Art Education Association. He participates in long term residencies for the TeachArtsOhio program of the Ohio Arts Council and is a roster artist for the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning. George is also well-versed in creating online content centered around visual arts integration for distance and remote learning.

Each summer George teaches a course in ceramic tile and mosaic at Chautauqua. His studio work has been seen in galleries and museums in Chicago, Cleveland and New York and his public art installations can be viewed in businesses, libraries, performing arts centers and hospitals in Ohio and elsewhere. George also creates mosaic and tile installations for homes.

He has been the keynote speaker at a national conference on architectural ceramics and has served on the boards of several arts organizations. He publishes a blog for educators at Tile, Mosaic+Clay. Visit his website at Tile and Clay Art and view his studio work and public art installations at Artisan Architectural Ceramics.

George recently published his young adult, urban fantasy novel, Brooke and Piper, which is now available on Amazon here.

The award of this badge shows that the artist participated in a two-day workshop at the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning that focused on understanding arts integration, domains of youth development, behavior management, academic and fine arts standards, outcomes and indicators, and learning strategies and activities. The earner developed a program plan to apply these concepts in their work with students, earning a score of 75% or greater related to specific scoring criteria.The award of this badge, “Program Implementation,” is the second module in the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning's (CAL) teaching artist professional development series and allows teaching artists the opportunity to apply their program created in Module One to students with one of CAL’s partner schools. Module Two takes the skills learned in Module One and sets them in a typical classroom the teaching artists would face in an arts integrated classroom setting.

The award of this badge, “Behavior Management: A Guide to Creative Chaos,” is the third module in the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning’s (CAL) teaching artist professional development series that provides attendees an understanding of the ages and stages of all learners and adaptation skills for arts activities using the Universal Design for Learning. The earner has recognized physical, cognitive, social, and literacy development benchmarks specific to the different ages of students and has demonstrated an understanding of the students they will likely encounter to help determine ways to help manage their behaviors through the arts.

Grade Levels/Age Groups

  • PreK-Kindergarten
  • Grades 1-3
  • Grades 4-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12
  • Young Adults
  • Adults

Facilities and Resources Required

  • Electrical Outlets
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • LCD Projector


Upon request




Westlake Porter Public Library Tile Entrance Way (detail). Image courtesy of the teaching artist.