Creativity with Clay
In a joint-campus project, elementary students are participating in the international Butterfly Project as a lead-up to the MS/HS drama production of The Diary of Anne Frank.
Each 2nd/5th grade student will create a ceramic butterfly to contribute to a display of nearly 360 butterflies in our lobby. Carving and etching took place this week while the glazing and painting will happen next week. K through 1st students are making paper butterflies for the entryway. The Butterfly Project is a call to action through education, the arts and memorial making. It uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate about the dangers of hatred and bigotry and cultivates empathy and social responsibility. Participants paint ceramic butterflies that are displayed as symbols of resilience and hope, with the goal of creating 1.5 million butterflies around the world—one for each child who perished in the Holocaust, and honoring the survivors.
The play opens next week (Thurs 5/2, Fri 5/3, and Sat 5/4) at the Lyceum-MPR. Tickets can be purchased at the door or reserved through will-call through at https://store.lovelandclassical.org/.