Why do we have family traditions? How are family traditions created? Why are they important? What are some of your family’s food traditions?

In this PD, we will explore different artist’s work create work around food and family tradition, investigate the differences between 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional, and identify the different shapes, patterns and textures that we see and feel in different foods . We will learn how to draw by touch and experiment with many different sculptural materials. Finally, we will create our own sculptures of our own family’s food traditions, write an artist statement and share our experiences with our peers.

This workshop is part of a Creating Community Series, focusing on how we can use visual art to foster meaningful relationships within our learning community. Rooted in a strong foundation of multicultural education and culturally responsive lessons, we will explore our student’s multiple identities, identify challenges they may face, perspectives they hold and begin to better understand our students  as learners. We will explore many different materials and mediums: collage, sculpture, drawing, photography, painting and simple skills and techniques to bring these lessons to life in your classroom!

Book or request info:

11 + 7 =

60 minute workshop60 minute strategy session
or demo lesson

90 minute workshop90 minute workshop

2-3 hour workshop2-3 hour workshop

Out of town fees may apply. Free for Creative Schools.

Teaching Artist

Jenn Potts

Art Forms

Visual Arts

Grade Levels



Social Studies