This winter, the four year old classes at St. Agnes Pre-K worked with Avon potter Mike Carroll of Studio Sales Pottery to investigate the properties of clay. They created unique sculptures using this natural media. Children learned about the history of clay, experimented with different ways of handling the clay, and visited Mr. Carroll’s studio. They saw what an artist’s studio looked like, saw the two kilns on the property, and learned about a potter’s wheel.
The students also took a trip to the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester to see sculptures made with clay and other media. Their finished pieces have been on display in the Avon Free Library during the month of April. This program was made possible by a grant from the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.