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Friday, January 15, 2010

Taking the cake!

Great gal pal and talented art teacher, Nicole Heller, planned a student lesson inspired by Earth Angels' favorite potter and Upstate New York artist, Jill Wiener aka "The Earthgirl". Mrs. Heller's third grade class at Park Avenue Elementary School here in Warwick, NY explored themes in pop art, learned about Claus Oldenburg and then applied their knowledge to an exploration in clay inspired by The Earthgirl's themes and style.

The results were fab pottery cupcakes created by the kids using pinch pot and hand building techniques. When Jill was in Warwick this week for a field trip to the American Museum of folk art with fellow Earth Angels' artist Jennifer Lanne, we made a visit to the school to see the display of student art with Kathy in tow...

Nicole Heller's classroom is a colorful and dynamic one, and it will soon be featured in the May 2010 issue of "Where Women Create". You can follow the art teacher's blog
Stay tuned for more great stuff from the classroom and studios of these wonderful artists!

Thanks Jill and Nicole for inspiring the students, each other, and me too!

xxoo Jen
Earht Angels


Effie said...

Yummy!... good enough to eat!

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

Utterly charming!

mrs. heller said...

thanks jen, jill, jennifer and kathy for visiting! :)

please check out my blog..... the link is not working but it is:

xo- thanks all for checking out jill's amazing work and for inspiring us at park ave!

Anonymous said...

The cupcakes look so wonderful! I am so glad that art is still offered in school.

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