Pau-Wa-Lu introducing fine arts electives

A Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School student works a pottery wheel.

A Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School student works a pottery wheel.

 

For a fourth year in a row, the Carson Valley Arts Council is presenting mini-grants to local schools and teachers to enhance and support their arts education. Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School is starting to re-introduce fine arts courses as an elective. Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students will be taking ceramics courses that have not been offered in five years.

Teachers Bailey Seward and Allison Meyer wrote a mini-grant proposal to the Carson Valley Arts Council to support the fine arts course expansion.

Students will learn about the different stages of clay, firing, the tools and glazes that are used. Students also will be creating movement sculptures using wire and modeling clay, a personalized tile, pinch pot, and a wheel thrown bowl and much more.

Over the past three years, the Carson Valley Arts Council has provided more than $5,000 in mini-grants to local schools and teachers from elementary to high school to support and expand the arts in Douglas County.


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