Empty Bowls 2019

Posted on December 17th, 2019 by artwitholiveri

Last Friday, December 13th, the Middle School ceramics class presented The Willow Center of Rochester with a donation of $1,368, which they raised at their fifth annual Empty Bowls event at Allendale Columbia School on November 26th. The class made a lot of ceramic bowls and worked with AC faculty and students to help them make items for the fundraiser. They also wrote letters asking local artists to donate items to the raffle.

Roxy Reisch (class of 2020) did a live demo at the event showing attendees how she creates pottery on a wheel.

Empty Bowls is a worldwide grassroots movement to fight hunger and provide items for basic needs. The Willow Center is a nonprofit organization in Rochester that offers a variety of services to families and children. The AC ceramics class was happy to donate all of the proceeds from the event, in the amount of $1,368, to the Willow Center.

Students from the Middle School elective, Ceramics, meeting with representatives from the Willow Center to present their donation

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International Dot Day

Posted on September 15th, 2013 by Tony Tepedino

Guest post by AC Art Teacher, Mrs. Amy Oliveri

You may have noticed the signs on the AC gallery wall: the art department and other AC teachers are participating in International Dot Day, which is September 15th this year (it’s a Sunday, so we’ll observe it on Monday, September 16th).
This celebration of creativity, individuality, and “making your mark” worldwide is inspired by the book The Dot by Peter Reynolds. (It is also available in video format). Every art student in grades K-12, among others, will create artwork for Dot Day, to be displayed in the AC gallery. You can check out our Pinterest Board for the project for a little inspiration. We will be making announcements at lunch to explain what the day means as well.
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2nd Graders Create Stop Motion Animation Projects

Posted on August 1st, 2013 by Tony Tepedino

Allendale Columbia Second Graders created stop motion animations based on an inquiry based learning unit on video games. The children used clay robots they built earlier in the school year as characters in their animations that travelled throughout their backgrounds and encountered an obstacle. Second Graders worked in teams to photograph each shot and used the SAM Animation software to edit their work.


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