Art Gets Real

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Art Gets Real
Avanti's "Art in the Real World" class has just started an exciting project with a visiting artist. The project is funded by a grand from the Olympia Education Foundation.

Mike Cummins, a local ceramic artist whose art can be seen in many locations in Olympia, is working with Avanti students to create a ceramic tile sidewalk that will be installed in the Avanti garden this spring. 

The project was introduced at the end of November. Students were broken into four teams. Each team is working on a design inspired by one of the natural elements: earth, air, water and fire. 

In December, they will transfer their design to clay slabs to create the pieces of the clay title mosaics that will become the pavers for the sidewalk.