Cologne Academy receives grant for ‘Kids and Clay’

Students at Cologne Academy will be playing with fire in school this year when they create original works of art with clay and are able to glaze and fire the creations in the school’s kiln.
This “Kids and Clay” program was made possible by a $2,000 grant from the Target Corporation. The school will use the Kids and Clay program to support curriculum being taught in the K-8 art classrooms.
“The Target Grant has afforded our students with another medium in which to create art,” said Executive Director Lynn Gluck Peterson. “A line with a marker is not changeable, however a simple coil of clay can be a creeping inch worm, a pinch pot, and then a flower. Children are free to create whatever they see or think of in a 3D manner. Thank you Target for this grant!”
The students will be encouraged to use the clay projects to describe how visual art communicates meaning and create their own form of expression through the clay.
Cologne Academy is a tuition-free K-8 public charter school located in Cologne that opened in 2008.
For more information, visit www.CologneAcademy.org.

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