We finished the year with the study of Tchaikovsky and the making of the nutcracker figures. The students were pleased to get to take their work home and I hope you can all see the progress in their control of materials. Their skills are growing every week and I am able to introduce higher level materials and concepts to them. We are currently working on plaster forms shaped over face molds. The students will be painting their mask with controlled patterns on the outside and free-form organic painting on the inside. They showed great control using the plaster gauze last week to apply to the form and enjoyed the messy process.