The end of the year is usually filled with emotions. It can be a sad time for saying good-byes and an exciting time when new doors are opened. I found out I am leaving one of my awesome schools to become one of the two full time art teachers at my other school. And, I am moving rooms at that school. New changes, sad good-byes. So much learned this year. So much I am grateful for. So many awesome memories and terrific people I've had the pleasure to work with. The packing up was tough work, I won't downplay it! But my amazing "team" helped by moving all the stuff to my new room and offering the assistance in any way. I am very excited for next year. I'm excited to continue moving in to the new room and making it my own. I'm excited to think all summer about new ways to make this upcoming year the best one yet. Stay posted!
Monday, May 21, 2012
What is stitching? What is fiber arts? The fourth graders learned about the tapestries from three different areas around the world, focusing primarily on the Navajo. We looked at how their designs were usually symmetrical. Some were complex while others were very detailed. The students had a lot of creative license for this project. They could make a representational picture or an abstract image using lines and shapes. The one requirement was symmetry. Check out these amazing tapestries!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
My fifth graders learned different stitching for weaving on a loom. This year I experimented with different sized looms. I'm still not certain which ones are my favorite to order (or even make) for next year. There has to be the right mix of enough work space but not so overwhelming where the students feel like they will never finish the weaving. Any suggestions on the perfect sized loom?