NAHS students were invited to a day of art making at Western Illinois University. We had a lot of fun, to say the least.
We started our day by working in groups, blindfolded, to make donuts.
Addy, Tori, Rachel, and Kaylann won this competition, with the most “creative” donuts.
After the steep donut competition, we were able to take some time to relax by making “mandalas” on the pottery wheels. The students really enjoyed this.
Q was especially proud of his.
Once the students were all relaxed, the real task began; throwing…
Several kids were able to make a bowl of some sort before we ran out of time. After completing all of the activities the ceramics department had for us, we were able to move on to screen printing.
The department had several screens prepared for the students to choose from.
Students were able to move between the different printing tables and pick/combine screens to make holiday cards.
By the time we were scheduled to leave, the drying rack was packed with student art.
We had a lot of fun and can not wait to go back. I am always thankful for the WIU Art Department’s community outreach.