Grade Six learned about Black and Red Figure vases from Greek art history. The vases tell stories of myths and battles. The students learned how to add coils to a pinch pot to build up their vase and then they added handles. After the bisque firing, they painted their designs with glaze, incorporating a Greek story or a symbol to represent a god or goddess.
Wendy Decker joined the WMA upper-school art department in September of 2010. She is the yearbook advisor for The Hill Yearbook staff. She graduated with a BFA from Alfred University in December of 2009 with a concentration in oil painting and a New York State certification in K-12 Art. In December of 2012, she received her master's in Art Education from Boston University.
"With more free time, I am working to go back to my roots and explore the possibilities of drawing and painting. With my educational goals met, it is now time to focus on my own inspiration in order to keep the atmosphere in my classroom fresh."