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The goal of ceramics/pottery is to deliver additional media and techniques for scholars to explore the Art element of Form. Creating utilitarian and aesthetic art also integrates Science and Social Studies standards. Developing a ceramics/pottery studio on-site also provides opportunities to invite community artists to work as Artists-in-Residence with our scholars.

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Wheels are Turning ~ Go Bolts!

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School:
Sandy Lane Elementary School 
Subject:
Art 
Teacher:
Maria Athanasulis 
 
Judith Woodward, Brionna Saas 
Students Impacted:
165 
Grade:
K-5 
Date:
September 22, 2020

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Only $3,142.00 Needed

 

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Goal

The goal of ceramics/pottery is to deliver additional media and techniques for scholars to explore the Art element of Form. Creating utilitarian and aesthetic art also integrates Science and Social Studies standards. Developing a ceramics/pottery studio on-site also provides opportunities to invite community artists to work as Artists-in-Residence with our scholars. 

 

What will be done with my students

K-2 students begin with sculpture and molded clay. They learn the fundamentals and techniques of working clay with their hands and using necessary tools. Grades 3-5 build on those skills. Scholars will begin to design, prepare the clay, throw on the wheel, trim the pieces, dry and glaze. There are several stages of ceramics/pottery creation that allow for artist stations. With the addition of 2 pottery wheels, each student in the room can work different stations as they progress through the development of their ceramics/pottery.  

 

Benefits to my students

There are myriad benefits to scholars engaging in ceramics/pottery: academic, developmental, and emotional. The many stages of the ceramics/pottery process force students to problem solve from design to glazing. Ceramics/pottery improves sensory-development skill by allowing students to feel the texture of the clay and the vibratory stimulation as they shape the clay on the wheel; the olfactory sensation of the clay; and the sight of the different colors of clay. Improvement of motor skills develop as students learn to manipulate the clay on the wheel. With increased creativity comes increased self-esteem. Clay is forgiving in that mistakes are easily fixed or revised. This type of creativity cycles into the problem-solving process. The soothing qualities of the clay on the wheel creates a feeling of calm, and the molding process itself enhances focus.  

 

Describe the Students

We are a Title 1, Turn-Around School with a population of 334 scholars. All our scholars are on free lunch. As we move into our 2nd Year as an Arts Conservatory, we are expanding ways in which our scholars engage in content. Our attendance rate is 84% and our early warning indicators show 43% percent of our scholars have high absences which affect learning, test scores and achievement. The exploration of the Visual Arts is a powerful incentive for attendance and cognitive development.  

 

Budget Narrative

The monies awarded will be spent directly on the enumerated items listed above. All items will be ordered simultaneously. Upon arrival, they will be set-up in the wet materials Visual Art room.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Model IE Brent Pottery Wheel $1,475.00
2 Model IE Brent Pottery Wheel $1,475.00
3 22636T Pottery Stool $96.00
4 22636T Pottery Stool $96.00
  Total: $3,142.00

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