Westerners have long been fascinated by the Japanese Tea Ceremony. In Japan, the act of drinking tea is more than an elaborate ritual. It is an interlude which leads to the spirit of beauty, quietude and politeness toward others. In this three-session workshop, students craft their personal tea bowls from clay and decorate with colorful glazes. The experience culminates with the students celebrating the Tea Ceremony using their own tea bowls. Includes video support materials exploring Japanese art and culture.
Create a fabulous ceramic sculpture in this introductory hands-on workshop. Kristen teaches basic building processes that are low-tech yet successful. Using common objects as molds, students build in sections, explore color and scale, and learn safe kiln practices. Kristen customizes this workshop to make pieces that compliment any theme from your classroom curriculum.
Design a ceramic quilt using mixed media techniques as a tool to discover individual roots, appreciate classroom diversity and richness. The theme of the mural is unique to every group of students. The final product is a public art mural that demonstrates the value and beauty of each individual’s contribution to our diverse society. Material fee determined by project.
This series of arts residencies for children learning to read blends segments of the popular PBS-TV series, Between the Lions with arts activities to introduce and reinforce key reading concepts.
This five-session residency, led by a CAL visual arts teaching artist with expertise in music, guides students in sound production and the creation of visual artwork related to original poetry using blended words, synonyms and rhymes.
Please call CAL Education Staff at 216-561-5005 to learn more.
Students create a personal garden with clay, while using different techniques to make each part of the garden—dirt, stems, leaves, and blooms. They discover the unique qualities of clay and the importance of creating beauty around us. Material fee as determined by project. Minimum of three workshops.
This workshop is a challenging, hands-on adventure that starts with students painting blindfolded. From there, Teaching Artist Augusto Bordelois takes them to the limits of their imagination. The program urges students out of their comfort zone and encourages them to experiment with new tools and materials while following the flow of the creative process. Material fee determined by project.