Grant Amount: $5,609
Teaching the art of throwing pottery also develops habits of mind such as patience, perseverance and practice in analysis and problem solving. All of these are greatly enhanced with the three new electric pottery wheels funded by GIEF.
The new wheels with removable plastic bats enable 21 students a day to work on pottery in sustained practice, a requirement when learning to throw pottery. Spatial tasks, analysis and synthesis are some of the skills developed in this college level experience at our high school.
Our middle school art students now have ample storage space to place two-dimensional work that needs additional time to dry (painting, collages, dyed fabric, etc.) thanks to the GIEF funded drying racks.
Grosse Ile Educational Foundation
These drying racks reduce student activity in the hallways during class time, eliminate damage done to the floors from the wet projects, and protect the student’s work from the possibility of being stepped on/ruined in the hallway.
The middle school art curriculum provides a fully rounded art experience, with skill development, knowledge of traditional strategies, and an understanding of art as an important form of communication, a historical document, and an extremely valuable opportunity for creative expression. The lessons offer a variety of mediums, and the new art racks reassure students that their projects are being handled with care and respect.