Today, I begin my two weeks of teaching an ESL camp here at school. High School aged students come to stay while they practice their language skills in English classes as well as Art. Last week, the students worked on creating self portraits with another art teacher. This week, they will create both storyboards and clay sculptures depicting a creature of their creation. Today, the students will learn about the stages clay goes through to become a ceramic piece and will begin their sketches and then their clay sculptures using a slab method.
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."