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Artists help students get creative with clay
Meredith Leopard's students got some down-to-earth lessons in art last week, with help from a pair of artists-in-residence.
Focusing on clay were Patz and Mike Fowle, a husband-and-wife team based in Lake City. Leopard said she really appreciated the chance for her students to get solid instruction in the 45-minute course.
"The kids were super-excited," she added, pointing out that the teaching material was indigenous clay, and the delivery was "very calming."
The waiting game is now under way, with about two weeks being required for the students' creations to become completely dry.
"We made pigs," recalled Tessa Timmerman, a kindergartner who recalled the steps involved in creating noses, eyes, mouths (including "a dimple, the way I smile") and ears. "I learned that the ones who work with clay use their imagination," she said.
Fifth-grader Dawson Gallegos said his class also got some math support, in terms of focusing on shapes that are useful in geometry. "I didn't know that we would have a presenter coming to help us do different things about clay, and I thought it was really cool that we got to do that experience."
Patz Fowle's background, Leopard noted, covers a range of areas. "She has been in several books. She actually used to work for NASCAR for eight years, and she designed the trophies for the drivers, which was really cool. And she said she met all the drivers, which is really neat."