Clay has great importance in many ancient civilizations. The handwork done with clay can help us touch the ancient past.
Learn about the importance of pottery as a historic record. This program, presented by potter Don Bradford, consists of a step-by-step demonstration on the potter’s wheel, discussions of clay properties, ceramic history, and the ceramic process in age-appropriate language.
A hands-on lesson follows with each child creating a clay pinch pot with self-hardening clay that can later be painted.
A riveting and focusing experience for students
Curriculum Connections: Social Studies, Science
Using a fun portable press, kids will get to “roll out” their own prints while exploring the colorful world of prints and printmaking!
A brief introduction to Monotype, Collagraph, Gyotaku, and relief printmaking will begin this adventure.
Working under the step-by-step guidance of our printmaker, each student will use non-toxic water-based ink, lots of fun textured materials, and Plexiglas plates to create and take home an original print of his or her own design.
Curriculum Connection: Social Studies
Chris Marksbury; CM Photos
Students are encouraged to bring their ideas, emotions and hidden thoughts to the development of puppet characters.
The results can be delightful dinosaurs, breathtaking butterflies or a variety of fascinating creatures.
This workshop, by artist Howard Berelson, gives participants the opportunity to create their puppet from simple materials and enter an imaginative world of movement, shape and color.
Through improvisation and puppet manipulation, students develop social, verbal and fine motor skills.
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Social Studies