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 Continues to Win as they Win the First Debate of the School Year! Cedar Hill Prep School made a clean sweep at the first Debate Meet of the Garden State Debate League, held at the Hun School on October 26th, 2019. Arnav Upadhyay won the Golden Gavel for the Best Speaker at the tournament, out of approximately 100 speakers. Cedar Hill Prep School teams walked away with the most wins by percentage points and overall wins. Thirty-seven teams participated in all. Congratulations Cedar Hill Prep Debate Team!
The Multiple Advantages of a Multilingual CurriculumThere have been a number of studies in recent years that suggest people who speak more than one language are in fact more intelligent. An article written by the New York Times highlights that learning multiple languages could improve cognitive skills beyond those related to language, which is a considerably different viewpoint than previously thought.