The students in my class represent a wide range of academic achievement as well as artistic abilities. Each one of them comes in knowing little about Ceramics and leaves with a rich knowledge of art history, ancient and contemporary cultures, aesthetics, chemistry, and design. We have nearly 3,000 students enrolled at our school, many of which come from a low-income household.
For many of my students, Ceramics class is their only opportunity to explore their creativity.
These kids love using their hands to manipulate the clay into new forms. They learn problem solving and critical thinking skills on their way towards creating meaningful and personal artwork.
My students are continuing to explore form, texture and color as it relates to Ceramics. The Amaco Velvet Underglazes are valuable resources for our classroom because they provide a full spectrum of color and have the ability remain bright and vibrant even when fired to 2350 degrees F, which is not true for many of the glazes we currently have.
With these underglazes and hake brushes in hand, my students will have the necessary tools to create vibrant ceramics sculptures to be enjoyed by everyone who visits our school garden.
In addition to the aesthetic value these sculptures will add to the garden, my students will learn a new decorating technique, which is called under-glazing. Equipped with these new materials, tools and techniques, my students can bring into realization the imaginative ideas they have for their ceramic garden sculptures.
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