Jazz Paintings

As part of our overarching themes this session, we are aiming to include more music into the lessons for the summer and fall. Incorporating music into our lessons will help students relax and slow their heartbeats while encouraging them to concentrate more easily on the task at hand. Studies show that listening …

Art and Loss

Julius, a bright, enthusiastic student who joins us for Wednesday ceramics, expressed to me that his dog Gracie was most likely going to die soon. Unprompted, he continued to explain that Gracie was lethargic and wasn’t getting better. Julius had made a ceramic piece a few weeks back inspired by his dog. …

Claymation with Penn Treaty’s Afterschool Program

We have kicked off a new project with Penn Treaty’s middle school and high school students in the after school program with Joseph Brand and a wonderful, ever-changing group of creative and enthusiastic students. To get our kids comfortable with making clay projects and starting transitions, we asked them to …