I'm an elementary art teacher during the school year, but in the summers I
teach high school students at a really worthwhile program in New Britain, CT.
Here students are paid minimum wage to learn and work on art projects and to
attend some basic job-skills courses. Our mayor started the program after
viewing a similar one in Chicago. This year I'm working in ceramics with the
students. We have several local artists who will come in and guest-teach on
occasion. This helps me out in areas where I am weak (i.e. throwing) and
provides the artists with a little extra income. I was wondering if anyone
has any favorite lessons in handbuilding that they would like to share. Many
of the lessons I do at the elementary level are transferrable, but I would
like to collect ideas that would appeal to my new older audience.
Thanks in advance,
Michelle in CT MLNassau