On Oct. 29, the HHS Art Club went to The Imperial Arts Center in Rocky Mount. The students were given a tour of the art galleries and they also participated in a ceramic workshop. Club members were given a cool opportunity to make a Clay Mug, have it fired and glazed just in time for the holidays.
Brennan Mims was the workshop teacher and did a wonderful job on educating the students on the properties of clay from a scientific and Artistic stand point. After a demonstration, students spent about an hour and a half in the ceramic studio creating the art piece.
Students were asked to assemble their “one of a kind” mug and add decoration and leave the mugs to be fired and finalized. Upon much anticipation, students received their mugs this week.
“This workshop was a great opportunity for club members because many of them do not get the opportunity to take art classes while in high school,” Jennifer Jackson, art teacher, said. “Therefore, they tend to miss out on getting to “make things”. The fact that we could have our mugs fired and glazed was also incredible. We do not have a Kiln at Hobbton High, but thanks to Mrs. Carla Taylor at Hobbton Middle, we are able to do small clay projects to be fired and be painted with Acrylic Paints. We are unable to do glazing because we do not have a kiln on site for use, and transporting the items back and forth is very time consuming for art teachers at both schools.”