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Port Chester Teens Visit The Met Museum With Clay Art Center

Teens from Clay Art Center's “Around the World in Clay” class visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Teens from Clay Art Center's “Around the World in Clay” class visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photo Credit: Contributed
Teens tour the museum and view exhibits made of clay.
Teens tour the museum and view exhibits made of clay. Photo Credit: Contributed
Teens and staff look at an exhibit.
Teens and staff look at an exhibit. Photo Credit: Contributed

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Port Chester Teens visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art this October as part of Clay Art Center’s “Around the World in Clay” program.

During this year-long free after school program funded by the Common Sense Fund Port Chester teens explore the transformational qualities of clay. While creating culturally relevant art works teens meet professional ceramic artists, tour ceramic art exhibits, and visit Clay Art Center’s artist studios.

During the program teens also have the opportunity to travel to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC to explore the incredible collections and find inspiration from the relevant historical artworks.

During their recent trip to the museum, teens visited the Greek and Roman collections, seeing architecture, statuary and mosaics. With the help of Clay Art Center teaching artists teens sketched portrait busts and studied the many ways ancient Greek artists represented the figure. After visiting the museum teens will use their inspiration to craft their own self portraits in clay during class. The “Around the World in Clay” class is open to teens from Port Chester High school.

To sign up for this free program contact Ariel Edwards at communtiyarts@clayartcneter.org or by phone at 914-937-2047, extension 240.

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