Many people can’t wrap their heads around having a clay center for students to work independently in their classroom. Whether you are a TAB teacher looking to open a full-time clay center or want to provide your students with a clay center for another reason, I have some tips for you! How to Successfully Open a […]
There’s nothing more engaging than using clay with students. There truly is something magical about the mess and the hands-on nature of the material. When glaze is added to clay pieces, it really is the icing on the cake! However, money and time are not always on our side. This can be disappointing to students because […]
Once upon a time when I was in high school, my friend and I who had both decided to major in art education, were given a lot of freedom to experiment in art class. Somehow one of us came up with the idea of sticking stained glass scraps into clay and melting it in the kiln. We made some very colorful coasters and I remembered loving to see how the colors looked after being fired. I also have a nice scar on my thumb from the experience, but that's another story. Last fall my boot camps…
VolVolunteers from the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park and Niles High Schools gathered in the Park on Oct. 21 to assemble some ceramic boxes created by Niles North High School art students. The totem pole like assemblies were stacked on PVC pipes in Section III and epoxied together. They will be on display for the public effective immediately.