COSTA MESA — Sonora Elementary parents and grandparents got a feel for what their children have been learning this year in ceramics class.
And they did it by getting their hands dirty.
On Tuesday night, relatives joined their children in using rolling pins, wooden sticks and plastic knives to roll, cut and mold thick gray clay into a mug tailor-made for their hands.
"I feel like a kid again," said Christina Anderson, who joined grandson Gavin Anderson, 7. "I haven't had so much fun since I used to play with Play-doh."
Sonora Elementary treated the first 20 families to sign up for a parent-child ceramics workshop given by its resident master teaching artist, Eikko Amani, before the children's culmination art show in the multi-purpose room.
Amani is a master teacher from the Segerstrom Center for the Arts who has been working on ceramics with the second- through fourth-grade students.