The SEED school of Washington DC is a public charter boarding school whose mission is "to provide an outstanding intensive educational program that prepares children ... for success in college." This past week, students from the school came to the Washington Glass School for a one-day hands-on class that mixed art, history, chemistry, mathematics and physics.
The students worked at creating bas-relief cast glass artwork that related to "The Seven Deadly Sins" - which, here at the Washington Glass School, is one subject we know all about. The dry plaster casting - that is. Tim Tate and Marc Petrovic did do a collaborative mixed media glass sculpture on the Seven Deadly Sins, and, as we all know, Tim is the devil - so who better to seek advice?
Not quite sure where a mermaid fits into the 7 Deadly Sins...perhaps its not a mermaid but a Siren (Lust)? or is it "check out my awesome tail" (Pride)?
The class had a great time creating imagery in plaster that glass would be formed into as bas-relief.
The SEED school arts instructor, Kamala Subramanian said later: "It is not easy to maintain the attention, much less excite teenager students today, where the most exciting things, to me, appear boring to them. You all have earned an A+ in my book of field trips and art experiences!"
So there! The Washington Glass School got its first A+!