Each class had this experience thanks to our fantastic Edmunds PTO fundraising to make the trip possible. Students arrived excited to get their hands dirty and hear expert clay teachers at BCA give how-to's on the basics of throwing on a wheel.
|Students practice their "crab claws" to pinch and pull up the side walls with teacher Alissa Faber|
Centering clay is by far the hardest part, so students arrived to pre-centered clay lumps at their wheel, from which they could alter the piece.
|Pulling the floor of a bowl. And such steady, strong posture for throwing!|
|You can tell from kids' posture how totally rapt their attention is on BCA teacher Kate.|
This short video really shows how laser-focused artists were.
What a treat for all of us to go!
A BIG THANK YOU to BCA staff and the Edmunds PTO for making our field trip possible!