Ceramics – (Grades 5-8)
Ceramics Club meets once a week. Students work on handbuilding skills. Projects include free-form bowls, cups, and plates to get used to how the pottery responds to pressure. More advanced projects are spoon people, rolled out clay for face masks and animal masks, lids for vessels, and how to form 3-legged vessels. Handles will also be explored.
All pieces are brought to Casa Galiano Art Studios for bisque firing in the kiln (www.casagaliano.com).
Then various firing techniques will be used on the pieces such as Raku firing, and Obvara firing.
The students are learning properties of clay and glazes as they change from one state to another. The class is held weekly until the end of the school year.
Cedar Hill Prep Students Advanced to the National Finals in Chicago! Cedar Hill Prep School congratulates its twenty-three students who flew to Chicago from June 7th – 10th, to participate in the National Finals of the International Academic Competitions in the History Bee, Science Bee, Academic Bee, Geography Bee, Geography Olympiad, and History Bowl. Having advanced from the Regional Competitions to the National Finals, these CHP students were thrilled to have an opportunity to join approximately 1600 students at this next level of competition.
5 Ways Kids Can Nurture Healthy Digital Habits This Summer As school wraps up, chances are you’ll be sending students off with fond farewells (and a summer reading list). But it’s also a good time to chat about ways to make screen time fun and educational too. The American Academy of Pediatrics says that kids spend up to seven hours a day on screens, and summer time can make those numbers climb higher. And while we can encourage balance and offscreen hobbies, we can also make time onscreen more meaningful and rewarding. How?