SchoolArts Magazine

January 2018

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GIVING Melody Weintraub LIGHT A t a workshop I recently attended, the instructor sug- gested combining a printmak- ing class with a clay lesson to form patterns on clay mugs using texturized printmaking blocks. This inspired me to develop a lesson in which students designed candle lamps instead of the typical ceramic mugs. Hope and Light Students began by learning how to draw cylinders. We discussed the connection and symbolism between "hope" and "light," then students based the designs for their cylinders around a favorite quote, using symbols and positive words to represent hope and light. I shared my favorite quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, Students' candle lamps were made from clay cylinders and carved with symbols of hope and light. TO HOPE M I D D L E S C H O O L 32 JANUARY 2018 SchoolArts

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