Griffin Middle School Highlights Hunger through Art

Empty Bowls Event Brings in Griffin Community.

Griffin Middle School’s Empty Bowls Potluck welcomed families in to share a meal and give a meal to others in need. The partnership between 7th grade Reading and Art students encouraged students to consider the impact of hunger on the school community while brainstorming ideas for how we can actively help others.

In art class, Heidi Wong launched an interdisciplinary inquiry with a mini-lesson highlighting the purpose of an Empty Bowls event before students began making bowls. In reading class, students considered how communities can work together to address hunger needs through quote analysis, video discussions, and working through the logistics of the Empty Bowls event.

Tapp Middle School’s art teacher, Jerald Robinson,offered his talents to do a live painting during the evening. Guests were inspired to participate in watching him start a group painting with his mom and nephew, Campbell IB Magnet student, Elys Robinson.

Pebblebrook High School students donated the pottery fortheSilent Auction.Amy Comarda’s Ceramics students’ pieces provided the magic needed to EXCEED thedonation goal! Proceeds from the evening will be used to fill boxes with groceries for families needing assistance during the holiday breaks.

For more information on the Empy Bowls project please visit

Laura LaQuaglia, Supervisor
Visual Arts

Contributing Author: Yolanda Robinson, Grade 7 – Reading

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