Monica Wilson set us up with a fantastic trip to the studio of Tad McKillop, a local sculptor. Our beloved 7-8s will be building heads from clay in art class over the coming weeks, and heads are Tad's specialty. Tad took a little time to show us around his studio and explain his process. Then, as we watched, transfixed, he spent an hour building a head from scratch. Monica took a few photos:
The head came with us back to Summers-Knoll, where the kids worked in pairs to build heads of their own. Next, they will spend a special art session this week with the 5-6s, teaching them. After that both classes will dive in, until SK is a forest of ceramic student-created craniums.