A Heart for the Arts: Hartselle Arts Program Receives River Clay Grant – The Hartselle Enquirer

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The art of Melanie Calvert students at Hartselle High School will learn more about sculpture this school year thanks in part to a scholarship from the River Clay Arts Foundation. The organization has approved a grant in the amount of $1,000 for Calvert’s Art II and Art III classes. In her $700 grant application, Calvert said she believed her students beginning the three-dimensional unit by making a foam sculpture would give them a “wonderful opportunity” to learn and then an opportunity to apply new skills. new technics.

“I believe my art students would gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the sculptors and their works by being able to experience the process for themselves,” she added.

Calvert said she plans to use the funds to purchase foam sculpting blocks, deburring knives, loop tools, mini-tape tools, rasps and safety glasses – many of which, she added, can be used for future building projects. ceramics in his class.

Pictured, left to right, are coach Jake Miles, Scott Slate, Melanie Calvert and Grant McKelvey.

The River Clay Arts Foundation supports arts programs in Morgan County through its grants program. For more information or to apply, go to www.riverclay.org/contact or email [email protected]

Kayleen C. Rice