2023 Ceramics & Sculpture grant
As a second year teacher at Skyline, art teacher Candace O'Leary is working to grow the 3D art program. When she started at Skyline, she had only one section of Intermediate Ceramics and Sculpture with only eleven students, and now her two sections are overflowing with eager and ambitious students. Because the majority of her resources are consumable, more students means that she needs more resources, such as clay and glaze, to allow them to move forward with zeal. Additionally, she takes on five Independent Study students each trimester, and they are not included in the overall annual budget. She was awarded a grant to purchase new clay bodies for students to use to explore new processes and techniques. She was also able to replenish the glazes in the classroom.