Reshaping Students in Our Own Image

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Mágoz for The Chronicle Review

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Mágoz for The Chronicle Review

I took an adult-ed sculpting class two nights a week for a month during my winter break. There were a couple of monitors there each night and a master-teacher every other night. Some of the students, I discovered, had been taking this class for years. Many had started their clay sculptures in the fall and were continuing with them.

The first week, there were three of us newbies. We were shown how to make an armature—for our purposes, a wire handle attached to a balled-up wire