Cobble Hill students use craft project to fight hunger locally

Bowl market: Sarah Mallory, an art teacher at Success Academy Cobble Hill, with young potter Ella Isik.
Photo by Caroline Ourso

Cobble Hill

They’re no starving artists!

Pint-sized student potters at a Cobble Hill charter school recently crafted hundreds of ceramic bowls as part of an art project to help fight hunger in the city.

The kids at Success Academy Cobble Hill, which teaches kindergarten through fourth grade, fashioned some 200 colorful, handmade vessels that they then sold off for $5 a piece at an event for parents and students on Nov. 14.

Stocking and setting up the bowl boutique, proceeds from which went to the do-gooders feeding the hungry at the Food Bank for New York City, taught the youngsters how art can dovetail with larger social issues, and be used as a medium to make change, according to their art teacher.

“I want students to think about artwork as something beyond what goes on a gallery wall,” said Sarah Mallory. “Making art can be a way to connect with other people, and it can give students the means to help with a social issue they care passionately about.”

Standing O salutes the students for using their creativity to help the city’s neediest this holiday season!

— Colin Mixson

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.

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