TITLE: Hand Mudra Ceramic Sculpture Interpreting Classical Indian Dance
AUTHOR AND TEACHER: Susan Pabody
Susan Pabody is a high school (10-12) sculpture teacher at Elmira High School in Elmira, New York.
ARTIST COLLABORATOR: Apoorva Sonavani (Kathak dance teacher)
Apoorva Sonavani is a watercolor artist, a percussion enthusiast, and a Kathak dancer living and teaching in the Southern Tier of New York.
LENGTH: Two 80-minute class periods for the artist residency. Five 80-minute class periods to model the clay hand mudras.
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