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A Day In Clay At Bethpage’s Charles Campagne Elementary

Charles Campagne Elementary students were given a pottery demonstration and hands-on experience on May 2 and 3 as visiting artist, Mr. Cliff Mendelson took grades K-5 through the process of creating a piece of pottery from a lump of clay.

The classes contributed their individual ideas to the design of either their vase or pitcher and learned a little history and science behind their collective creation. The children were particularly excited when they were able to come up to the front of the room and contribute their own unique designs using ancient sgraffito techniques with the sgraffito feathered tool.

“I think it’s wonderful that the children have the opportunity to experience the making of pottery up close through this hands-on demonstration while also learning the history of pottery in one short session,” said art teacher Danielle Hermann.

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