Characters in Clay: Ooglies and Zooglies - Residency

Myrna Minnis [ view artist bio ]

Characters in Clay: Ooglies or Zooglies Residency

Myrna Minnis leads students in an enjoyable, creative atmosphere that stimulates a fun project  combining visual and language arts with imagination and creativity. Students create their own characters without competition from historical, whimsical, or imaginary situations, eliminating stress. They complete their characters by writing or telling stories about them.


This program has a $5 materials fee for the clay and materials that will be used during this program. Myrna is more than happy to fire the ooglies after students make them for an additional $2 per student firing fee.


"Our young people need art to express their feelings and emotions.  NOW, more than ever.  Clay is a favorite medium for students - I don’t know why, they just LOVE  it.  And clay is a wonderful alternative to television and computer games." -Myrna

To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at


Grade Levels: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Fees: $110 for 1 workshop; $95 each, for 2 or more workshops on the same day for length of the residency / plus $5 per student if the school fires OR $7 per student if the artist fires

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Availability: Monday-Thursday

Program Length: 45 minutes

Location: At Your School

Teachers' Guide: Characters in Clay- Ooglies or Zooglies TPG

Requirements: Worktables; water source; kiln that heats to cone five

Standards: 6.3 6.3 Demonstrates proficiency in speaking and writing Standard English.15.6 15.6 Knows how different media, techniques, and processes are used to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.

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