Thanks to The Canvas for helping with Glacier Valley Elementary School's after school clay club. Forty-seven students in grades first through fifth participated in this activity. Glacier Valley staff partnered with The Canvas this school year to establish our own clay studio. The Canvas provided our school with experienced pottery teachers MK MacNaughton, Sarah Arnston, Dana White and Gina Frickey.
Each semester, Glacier Valley staff learned the proper techniques in preparing and hand building with clay, loading and firing the kiln and appropriate developmental techniques in teaching young students the art of clay. This year's clay club was sponsored by a grant from the Arts Education Fund sponsored by the Rasmuson Foundation and administered by the Alaska State Council on the Arts. We are honored to collaborate with the professional artists from The Canvas. Thank you,
Susan Sielbach, Glenda Lindley and Katrina Laneville, Glacier Valley Elementary School