Friday, April 16, 2010
Arts Education Grant Makes Field Trip Possible
Last Wednesday, April 14, the Cook Arts Center hosted over 50 students in grades 4th to 8th from Holy Name of Jesus school. Thanks to an arts education grant from the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids, we were able to plan two field trips for these students in April. On April 14th the students experienced a clay class taught by Cook Arts Center Pottery Studio Manager Madeline Kaczmarczyk and created clay bowls in the style of Native American potter Maria Martinez. The students also enjoyed an hour of dance and movement with local dancer and instructor Laura Armenta. The students will come back to the Arts Center in two weeks to finish their clay bowls and also to participate in a hands-on and interactive percussion workshop led by Cook Arts Center contract artist Josh Dunigan. In addition to the support from the Arts Council for this project, the bus transportation costs were covered by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs School Bus Program!