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Gifts from the Earth: Clay Effigy Pottery 

Thursday, January 5th, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM  

Thursday, January 5th, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM 

Friday, January 6th, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM 

Friday, January 6th, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM 

(4 separate workshops)(HCCSC winter break)  

 

$25 – all materials included 

Finished fired pieces pickup: TBD 

 15 people per class, five people Minimum 

Students, Grades K-8th  

 

Program Description:  

Each student will create a piece of pottery in the North American Mississippi style. A pot constructed in the form of a human or animal is called an effigy vessel. Students will learn about the history and culture of the Mississippi Native Peoples and the clay techniques they used. The workshop will explore both historical and contemporary examples of effigy vessels.  

 

The elements and principles of design are reviewed and applied to the planning and construction of the project. Students will learn new vocabularies such as effigy, vessel, and archaeology. Discussions about the significance of visual art in relation to other humanities subjects, symbols, and ideas are also a key part of this creative clay experience.