Artist visits SCCS for lesson on 'visual language'

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Alissa Widman Neese
Mar 20, 2013

 

A preview of today's schools feature story, from Sandusky Central Catholic School:

Cleveland ceramic artist Kristen Cliffel visited Sandusky Central Catholic School art classes this month to teach students about using clay’s “visual language” to tell a story.

Students molded a trifecta of tiles for a three-part tale, choosing a word to describe each metaphorical image. 

“Artwork can have many layers of meaning,” Cliffel said. “Some symbols are universal, while some not necessarily everyone will understand. I want to teach them about using those metaphors.”

Sandusky Central Catholic School has brought in visiting artists for almost 20 years, relying on funds from the Ohio Arts Council and the Mylander Foundation to make it happen.

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