Congratulations to Andy Tomasik, Visual Arts teacher at Warsaw Community High School and recipient of a 2019 Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship!

This $12,000 fellowship enables educators to pursue their dreams and passions, explore new areas of interest, plus expand and develop new and existing talents. Renewal times are opportunities for intentional exploration and reflection that will result in renewed energy, enthusiasm and creativity in teachers and thereby in classrooms and schools.

Mr. Tomasik's project is “Flameware, Food & Art: My Personal Renaissance” and he plans to visit Italy in the summer of 2019. He is planning to learn Italian; attend professional level ceramic and cooking courses in Tuscany; explore historical landmarks and museums of Florence; develop flameware pots and formulate glazes; encourage students to experiment with new glazes for the pottery they create.