A BIG thank you from the art teacher!

I have been meaning to type this message all month but my hands have been full of clay and/or paint...A BIG thank you for the sponges, wipes, paper towels, rags and reusable wipes, and the MVP the mop! (I will now ask for an extra O-Cedar EasyWring Spin mop head refill as it gets used EVERY DAY and I need to bring it home and wash it!) What an amazing and supportive community. It takes a village as the adage says, and I couldn't have done it without you!


300+ pounds of clay later, their clay work should be trickling home..* As their work arrives please be aware the clay pots and sculptures are decorative,  and fragile! (a few pieces may not make it home intact but the students have learned a lot during the process, even if  no product remains). The clay we used is natural clay, but it is air dry clay as we do not have a kiln at PS107. Therefore THEY CANNOT EAT OR DRINK OUT OF THEIR POTS. Some grades "glazed" their work using a non-toxic acrylic gloss medium, but I still would not deem it food safe. 


If the clay breaks, we learned about Kintsugi in class - it is the Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold — a metaphor for embracing your flaws and imperfections. You can use crazy glue, or Aleene's tacky glue, instead of gold. If you want to "glaze" the clay at home you can add a layer of Mod Podge. 



Ms. Julie


*Monday classes who barely saw me in January and will be working with clay February.


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