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First Nations Totem
Ceramics has a long and rich history not just in the state of North Carolina but worldwide. This workshop introduces students to the cultural practices of the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest. Totem poles were and are used for a variety of purposes. As house poles, they symbolize the wealth of the family while other poles recount significant myths or local events. After a brief discussion...
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Flexible, Contact Clayworks to schedule
Flexible – Before shcool program, after school or during school bell schedule
Art classroom with tables chairs and water source.
at your shcool
Pricing will be determined by the number of classes seen in one day and the number of program visits.
Students will learn mathematical concepts of precision and 21st-century skills of reasoning and problem-solving when creating totem poles.
Students will encounter 21st-century content specific skills of global awareness while discussing Pacific Northwest indigenous cultures.
Students will strengthen their speaking and listening skills such as SL1, SL2 and SL3.
Students will also explore working as a group in collaborative creative process, articulating the concept behind their artwork and the process by which they decided on both the design and the narrative illustrated by the artwork.
V.2: Apply creative and critical thinking skills to artistic expression. (B.V.2.1: Understand the role of planning in solving artistic problems, B.V.2.2: Understand the relationships between sensory awareness and artistic expression, B.V.2.3: Create personal, symbolic expression as a means of communication (original, visual language)
V.3: Create art using a variety of tools, media, and processes, safely and appropriately (B.V.3.1: Understand the appropriate and safe use of tools, media, and equipment).
CX.2: Understand the interdisciplinary connections and life applications of the visual arts (B.CX.2.1: Analyze the contribution of art to the design of consumable goods, products, and services, both historical and contemporary, B.CX.2.3: Analyze the collaborative process in the creation of art, I.CX.2.3: Apply collaborative skills to create art, and P.CX.2.3: Understand the value of collaboration with peers to arrive at effective solutions to artistic problems specifically.)
Teresa Strohl –Visual Arts Teacher, Barrianger Academic Center
Elisa Wadsworth, M.A. –Visual Arts Instructor, Mallard Creek High School
Jonathan Colburn –North Mecklenburh High School Ceramics Instructor and Fine Arts Dept. Chair.
$100 cancellation fee within two weeks of the program (paid for by the school…ASC will not cover this cost).
With written agreement from Clayworks program coordinator (Susan Hughes) and ASC program coordinator program dates and times can be rescheduled after the initial contract is submitted.
Any changes outside of the contract that are not approved by (including spontaneous changes of times and length of program) will result in a $50 fee. (paid by the school/teacher…ASC will not cover this cost.) Even if the program still happens.