Fine Art Friday

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Today, I wanted to share with you about an amazing opportunity I had yesterday, Fine Art Friday!

Fine Art Friday is a fun program that Mrs. Donaldson and Miss Augustine have started for their middle school art class. Every Friday, they teach the students about one master artist and one new artist. This Friday, I had the pleasure of being a visiting artist for Fine Art Friday!

As the visiting artist, I got to spend 50 minutes with each class, first showing them images of my work and answering any questions that they had, then doing a few demonstrations. The demonstrations varied with each class because I let them chose what they wanted me to show them. Some of the things I got to show the classes were how I make my jewelry, how I surface my pieces with floral designs, and how I make certain pieces on the wheel.

This experience was not only informative for the students, but also for myself. After spending three years doing pottery, I tend to forget that when I use certain terms or phrases, it can be confusing for those who do not have experience in clay. Working with young students forced me to be mindful of what I was saying and explain more about my craft.

Thank you to Mrs. Donaldson, Miss Augustine, and the rest of the faculty and staff at Iowa Middle for giving me this wonderful experience! I am forever grateful.

Shelby

*If you are an art teacher in southwest Louisiana and are interested in having me as a visiting artist, please contact me through the “Contact” tab on the homepage of this website.

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