LMHS students learn art and culture

  • Thursday, March 13, 2014

Photos Provided Georgette Sanders Potter demonstrates using slip to bond clay to student Ayanna Gilliard.

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The McClellanville Arts Council, founded in 1977, is a source of arts education for a rural, low-income population. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life in the Sewee to Santee area of Charleston County through arts and educational programming, and to record, preserve, and publicize the unique culture of McClellanville and the surrounding communities.

This Feb. 30 students participated in an interdisciplinary study of mask making incorporating cultural research, physical science, physics, math, careers and arts management.

Ms. Purvis, Mr. DeoCampo and Mr. Smith incorporated in their lesson plans discussions of the role of masks in various cultures and introduced students to a range of traditional aesthetics as they can be seen in masks.

Georgette Sanders, a local accomplished African-American, self-taught clay artist, provided instruction in hand-building masks and glazing techniques. The principals of the academics and the techniques of the art of clay uses were blended, resulting in a unique mask created by each of the 30 Lincoln Middle-High School (LMHS) students.

This May LMHS will host an exhibition in the McClellanville Art Gallery featuring the masks with student reflections, food prepared by the students from the LMHS culinary arts program, and a performance by the LMHS steel drum band.

The Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina provided funding for this project through the Open Grants Opportunity.

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