Students up to their elbows at Day in Clay

Most elementary students get the chance to make twodimensional artwork in the classroom. But they often have to wait until later in their academic careers to create with all three dimensions.

In contrast, Cos Cob School fifth-graders can already say they have a solid grasp of three-dimensional art. And they gained that understanding quickly. Through artist Cliff Mendelson’s Day in Clay ceramic arts program, they learned about the cultural significance of mask-making, which dates to ancient times and spans cultures around the world.

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