In School Art Programs

In School Programs Fall/Winter 2020

Due to ISBE recommendations, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts will be offering our outreach programs a bit differently this fall!
• Art materials will be packaged for easy distribution.
• An instructional video will be provided
• Follow up zoom/ google classroom art discussion about the project can also be arranged.

Cost- 2.50 per student
Pick up materials at museum for free, or have materials delivered to your school for .41 cent per mile round trip from Mount Vernon. Call Director of Education, Jennifer Sarver, for more details! 618-242-1236 ext. 224


These projects are great for in the classroom, distance learning component, or after school program:

The Pout-Pout Fish: Clay Fish!
Grades K-4
Read the story, The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen then create a wonderful fish out of clay! How do you take a lump of clay and create a fish out of it? Students will learn how to model and form clay into their own fish friend!

Navajo Pottery: Clay bowl
Grades K-8
Native Americans have a long history of making beautiful pottery. Students will be introduced to the pottery making and design work of the Navajo, then create their own Navajo inspired bowl.

Aztec Suns
Grades 3-8
The Aztecs worshiped the Sun god. Students will learn about the art of the Aztecs then create an Aztec sun with unique features and expressions using the popular Mexican Folk Art form of “tooling.”

Holiday Ornaments - Clay Project
Grades K – 8
Looking for a hands-on art project for your students leading up to the holidays? This lesson will utilize self- hardening clay, gems and paint to create a beautiful ornament! This would make a great gift for your students to give a loved one!