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Watchung Hills Teachers Join Art Center Workshops

Classes aimed at middle-school students focus on sculture, bead work.

Middle-school students hoping to be more creative in 2013 can get a start with one of the upcoming classes at the Watchung Art Center.

The WAC has several classes planned for January and February for middle school students grades 6-8 encompassing scupture, bead work and pottery.

The center's new 3-D Sculpture workshops will be taught by Watchung Hills Regional High School teachers, including Mrs.Truskowki, Joan Thomson, Nancy O’Reilly and Kate Griffin. 

The workshops will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. or 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in January and February.

The workshop classes include:

Beads of Courage: Students create two bead bracelets, keeping one and donating the other to a child with cancer. Beads of Courage is a non-profit organization with the mission of promoting strength and resilience for children and families coping with life threatening illness through innovative arts-in-medicine programs. The class will be 4-5:30 p.m. Jan. 23, with a $15 fee.

Recycle Beads: Students make beads from magazines and newspaper to create unique bracelets, earrings and necklaces. This class will be 4-5:30 p.m. Jan. 30, with a $20 fee.

Model Magic Scupture: Students will create free-form modeled sculpture forms with pliable yet strong Model Magic air dry clay. First session is design and complete a sculpture, second session is to paint. Classes will be4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Feb 6 and 13. The fee is $20.

Ceramic Coil Pottery: Students will create a form-based Ceramic Coil bowl.  First session creates the form, second session will be to apply the glaze application.  Students will have to come one week after second class to pick up finished glazed piece. Classes will be 4-5:30 p.m. Feb. 20 and 27, with pick-up of finished pieces no later than March 6. The fee is $20.

The registration form is attached to this article. 

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