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6th, 7th & 8th Grades: Sculpture & Clay Modeling
Using terra cotta clay, students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades created half-size heads modeled after their own noggins. This one is Ben Hurt-Haller's. You might not recognize the child in the end result, but the experience is what counts.
The 6th grade was in an astronomy block, looking at constellations and learning the stories behind their names—many of which were gods and goddesses. Meanwhile, the 7th & 8th grades were working with kitchen chemistry. The goddess chalice form speaks to both of these, through the archetypal form of the goddess and the bountiful and nourishing nature of her chalice-shaped skirt.