The Create with Clay program was established in 2004 at Lietz to allow students an avenue for creativity using clay as a medium. The students are taught everything from basic ceramic skills to forming and glazing the clay. Clay forming has been proven to help improve students' hand-eye coordination. Lietz is one of only a few schools in the District that has the facilities to provide this program.
This is a parent volunteer run program. Each classroom must have at least 1 trained volunteer to participate.Ideally each classroom would have 1 lead docent and 2-3 helpers. But don't worry, you do not have to be an artist to become a volunteer! The Lietz Home and School Club provides basic training and all supplies. Every volunteer must complete 2 training sessions (forming & glazing). Check the school calendar for training dates.
Each classroom typically creates 2-3 projects per year. Each project takes about 1 1/2 hour in total. The Create with Clay committee does all of the firing of the clay for you.
Lietz Elementary hosts it's own Clay Show each May during the school carnival, where student projects from each classroom can be observed and appreciated.
Please contact your child's teacher if you are interested in volunteering for this program or for more information contact Jennifer Rosenblatt at firstname.lastname@example.org.