More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
First Impressions: Impressing World Cultures into Clay
My students need firing clay, underglazes and a variety of tools to manipulate and decorate the clay.
Ceramics is the last frontier in our offerings at our high school! We have an newly acquired kiln that is begging to be used!
My students are extremely diverse in cultural heritage and have a wide variety of challenges to face in their home and school life.
Most of my students do not have the simple luxury of focusing exclusively on their educational careers, many work to help support their families or are caregivers for younger or elderly family members. Aside from this, a great population of my students have immigrated from Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Middle and South America. The challenges they have faced adapting to city life as well as learning the English language also greatly influence their desire for success. Each student brings rich cultural heritage to our classroom and contribution of new ideas.
My students will explore ceramic sculptures from cultures such as the Minoan, the Sung Dynasty in China, Greek figure painting, and both historical and contemporary Native American pottery! We will explore the elements and principles of art through clay by texturizing and painting the images on our ceramic medallions from the work that has inspired us.
My classroom will improve through the addition of another creative medium and another avenue for my students to express themselves!
It is priceless to watch them master something they never believed they could!
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