Ceramics Club the Newest Extracurricular Art Option


Leeza Desjardins

A student throws clay on the spinning wheel. This is one of the many activities at Nonnewaug’s newest club, Ceramics Club.

Melanie Boria, Reporter

WOODBURY — There’s a new club at Nonnewaug. Run by art teacher Leeza Desjardins, the Ceramics Club is open to everyone in the school, whether in an art class or not. This club will be hosted Mondays and Fridays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. The club started Oct. 4.

“What they’re going to be doing is hand building as well as throwing on the wheel,” Desjardins said. “We have four wheels, and so my thought is if I have too many kids on Friday, the spillover can be on Mondays, because really ceramics is supposed to be on Fridays and Art Club is supposed to be on Mondays. But I figured some kids might not be able to do the Friday and they can do the Monday, so we can flip-flop.”

The regular Art Club is currently open, too. In this club there are some seasonal events that will be taking place. Currently students are bringing in and painting pumpkins. Later in the month, students will be carving pumpkins.

“I already have all the carving sets, so if anybody wants to come in and carve a pumpkin come on [Oct.] 25 and 29, bring your own pumpkin,” said Desjardins. “We have other seasonal things that will be going on as we go. One of the things we will be making are Christmas ornaments for Art Club.”

Lastly, there is the National Art Honor Society. This club is not open to all students, though.

“You actually have to be taking art, where you have to have an 80 GPA and you have to maintain an 88 in art to be there,” Desjardins said. “We also have to have 30 hours in community service and at least five events that you have to complete.”