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Pottery, student art on display at WDC District Office this summer

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Wadena Minnesota 314 S. Jefferson, P.O. Box 31 56482

Throughout the summer months, the Wadena-Deer Creek District Office will exhibit a variety of art from WDC students and faculty. The public is invited to stop by and view the artwork.

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WDC High School visual arts teacher Laurie Kopischke-Pulju began "throwing" clay on a potter's wheel when she was in college. Since then, she's transformed mounds of clay into stunning pieces of hand-made pottery, like the pieces she's exhibiting in the WDC District Office display case this summer. The display is in the entrance area of the District Office.

Kopischke-Pulju teaches visual arts at Wadena-Deer High School. She is one of the many talented teachers at WDC Public Schools who give WDC youth a well-rounded, quality education.

In a residency with professional photographer Barry Kleider of Minneapolis this spring, fifth-grade students learned to use the digital camera to take pictures communicating who, what, when, where and why. They began by interviewing a classmate and using photographs to communicate ideas that captured the personality of that classmate. They also learned to modify photos using Photoshop software and to set up a final publication using Microsoft Publisher. Samples of these photos are displayed in the District Office.

WDC fourth-grade students are displaying oil-pastel drawings of elegant vases on tables. According to WDC Elementary art teacher, Darla Krause, the objective was to show three-dimensional space, as well as demonstrate symmetry and create color contrasts.

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