This is the art blog for Fayston Elementary School, located in the Mad River Valley in Central Vermont. This blog is updated frequently to showcase the artwork of Fayston's students and celebrate all things creative!
Monday was our first day with our guest artist Leslie Montalto! She spent the day with art classes making textured slab bowls and demonstrating the potter's wheel. What a success!
The bowls will be used at our Empty Bowls dinner on Thursday, May 10 at Sugarbush's Gatehouse Lodge. Students will help make food from countries around the world that experience a high rate of undernutrition.
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort created to
help fight hunger and spread awareness about food insecurity.Although each group’s Empty Bowls project
looks a bit different, the basic premise is simple.Participants work with potters to create
handcrafted ceramic bowls.The community
is invited to a simple meal and in exchange for a cash donation, guests may
keep a ceramic bowl as a reminder of the many empty bowls in the world.Funds raised from the event are donated to an
organization that works to alleviate hunger.
Fayston Elementary School has received a grant from the
Vermont Principals Association to implement an Empty Bowls Service Learning
project in the early part of 2012.Fayston students will work with local potter Leslie Montalto to create
ceramic bowls with handbuilding and on the potter’s wheel.Additionally, they will learn about many
aspects of food insecurity and hunger prevention efforts in their community and
beyond.Over the course of the project,
students will work to create products that demonstrate their knowledge,
specifically drawing upon the many technology resources that are available and
incorporating learning in many disciplines.
Fifth and Sixth grade artists are practicing drawing from life skills by drawing their hands. In order to make this project more interesting, students are drawing their hands as they form the letters of their first names using American Sign Language.