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New Rochelle, NY Students Pursue Extraordinary Opportunities in the Arts

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Shaping Memories in Shelton

The gray clay made for an unusual sensation in Claire Fox’s hands.  “It feels soft and it feels really squishy,” the 8-year-old said. But Claire enjoyed molding and shaping the sticky, clumping stuff into something she will be able to

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Multicultural Ceramic Mask Making at Seely Place

On Friday, January 9, Artist-in- Residence, Cliff Mendelson shared his expertise and talent as he demonstrated the art of Multicultural Ceramic Mask Making in a workshop for third grade students of Seely Place Elementary funded by Edgemont PTA Cultural Arts

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‘Day in Clay’ creates a lasting work of art

On Monday, Jan. 13, Fox Meadow art teacher Sara Faranda spread newspapers across the tables to protect them from the creative efforts of the incoming third–graders. She placed bins filled with tools at the center of every counter. But on

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Getting their hands dirty for art

With a cylinder of wet gray clay spinning in the middle of the Somers Middle School art classroom, Dan Lisowski was the first student volunteer in his class to help shape Cliff Mendelson’s pottery-in-progress. After dipping his hands into a

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Harrison Education Foundation awards grant to Samuel J. Preston Elementary School

Second and fourth grade students at West Harrion’s Samuel J. Preston Elementary School watched in amazement as ceramic arts expert Cliff Mendelson dragged his paintbrush around the surface of a still wet, just-formed c l a y b ow l

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Celebrating a life taken too soon

  RAMSEY — As they have every year for 20 years during the third week of May, the John Y. Dater Elementary School community is celebrating a life taken too soon. Two decades have not eased the pain of that

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“A Day in Clay” with Artist In Residence Cliff Mendelson at NRHS

  As part of an artist-in-residence program at New Rochelle high school, students had the opportunity to observe work of a professional artist, sculptor, potter Cliff Mendelson as he worked with clay in a ceramic art room at the school on

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In ‘The Sky Mural,’ a life’s gifts literally take shape

Family, friends, and acquaintances of Skylar Sonn Tancredi, known to them simply as “Sky,” gathered this past weekend in the middle/high school cafeteria in Hastings to collaborate on “The Sky Mural,” a montage of clay tiles that honors and celebrates his life. At the

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Day In Clay helps Friends of Skyler Sonn Tancredi decorate the walls of Hastings High School

Family and friends of Skyler Sonn Tancredi — with the help of Day In Clay — decorated the walls of Hastings High School with more than 100 ceramic designs. Each design was a personal reflection on the 14-year-old who died

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