Cactus Canyon art students create clay sculptures

Posted: May 20, 2012 in Art

This sculpture of a stack of pancakes created by eighth grader Nicole Clausen is an example of the clay projects Mrs. Harshman’s art students created during the fourth quarter. (Mr. Davis)

By Morgan Christensen
Staff writer

Cactus Canyon art students spend much of the final quarter making clay sculptures in Tina Harshman’s classes. Many students have made amazing pieces of art.
From pots to clay animals, students have been molding clay until the supply ran out.
The art class’ kiln room is full of all different kinds of sculptures. All are creative and unique. Students got to make their clay sculptures, paint them and then take them home. Mrs. Harshman also put some of the sculptures in the office and in the library.
Tara Vlcek made a sculpture of a woman holding a bird in her hand and Casey Hensen made a zombie bust that is drying.
Mrs. Harshman said working with clay is a popular project, even for those students who wouldn’t consider themselves great artists.
“Usually students who don’t really feel like they are great at art enjoy working with clay,” Mrs. Harshman said. “The students get to work at their own pace, and it gives them an opportunity to use a material that they may not have a lot of experience with.”
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