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Holidays: Art and Religion

 

image077Christmas Tree Tea Light: In this advanced workshop, students learn to roll, attach and join coils to build a hollow form. Their Christmas tree can then be embellished with all the trimmings, including decorative holes for light to shine through once a tea light has been placed inside. Available until December 2nd.

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image079Nativity Figures: A challenging project for older students. Create standing clay figures to celebrate the Christmas season. Available until December 2nd.

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image081Standing Angel or Figure: As well as the angel for Grade 4 and 5 listed above, older students can make a larger standing angel with more texture and decorative features. It’s a wonderful piece they can display each season. Available until December 2nd.

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Cultural: Art and Social Studies

 

 

 

image083Greek Frieze: Using high and low relief techniques on a slab of clay, students will create a unique wall hanging inspired by imagery found on ancient Greek architecture and pottery.

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image085Storytellers: This workshop is based on contemporary and traditional clay figurines made by potters in New Mexico and parts of South America, such as Peru. It emphasizes the importance of the storyteller, the listener, oral traditions and telling your own story. High school Spanish and art classes have enjoyed this program.

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image087Turtle Shell Rattle: In the Iroquois tradition, the turtle is a symbol of creation and life. Rattles were made from snapping turtle shells and used in healing ceremonies. Students make a rattle shaped like a turtle shell with a turtle shaped head and neck for handle. This project really rattles after firing!

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Favorites: Art and Science

 

image089Ocarina (Clay Whistle): The Ocarina is a traditional Mesoamerican flute traditionally made from clay or ceramic. “Ocarina” is a term used by Mayan and Aztec cultures of South America but many other societies developed similar wind instruments for music and ceremony. Students will use a variety of clay building techniques to create their own traditional ocarina or clay whistle. Previous clay experience is recommended for this unique and challenging clay project.

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Creative Expression: Art

 

image091Animal Pencil Holder: A whimsical animal decorates the front of this pencil holder and the tail curls around the back. As an alternative, you may also choose a different animal when registering.

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image093Lucky Dragon: This magnificent dragon’s head holds a special pearl in its mouth. According to Chinese legend, anyone who is brave enough to rub this pearl is sure to have good luck. Make this lucky dragon to celebrate the Chinese New Year or just for a little good luck.

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Family Plaque: This delightful wall plaque captures each student’s family in clay relief sculpture. A favourite with older students who love to portray their family members in great detail, including the family pet!

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