Clear Spring students in grades 4 through 12 attended classes of their choice at the Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) the week of September 21 - 24. One of the choices was Jewelry Making as taught by Ms. Carrie Siegfried-Haas. Carrie is a jewelry designer and creator from Bella Vista Arkansas and her work is on display at Crystal Bridges Museum.
Kaitlyn and Oakley work with copper and silver to create whimsical bracelet and pendant designs.
While over at another table Ozric works on a very sophisticated pendant requiring a different skill level.
Students were also involved in the use of clay for pottery design and creation. This class was taught by Donna Doss, a well-known local pottery maker and former CSS art teacher.
Below students from the Middle School and Upper School learn to use a potter's wheel.
Lily and Lila share a potter's wheel as they create...
Two dimensional art
While some of our students were busy in the Jewelry Studio and the Pottery Studio, other were learning to draw and paint with Barbara Kennedy in the 2D Art studio. Barbara is also a well-known local artist.
This was a wonderful week for our students and manifested itself in our our mission to be hands-on and hearts engaged. Our students came away the understanding and appreciation of artists and their art as well as being able to explore their own art and grow in their understanding of creativity.