Monday, May 26, 2014
I love how successful everyone is creating this project. The fourth grade students learned about fiber arts around the world, highlighting some artwork from the Native Americans, Egypt and Ghana. We discussed how they each used different kind of looms and created different designs and patterns. Most of the fiber art we viewed was symmetrical. The students created a symmetrical design on the black burlap and then used a needle and yarn to create their own cool artwork. I think they all would agree that tying the knots were the hardest part! Excellent work, sweet fourth graders!
The first graders refined their knowledge of weaving terms and the over-under method while creating this unique tapestry. Working on a burlap loom, the students created patterns using colored pipe cleaner, wire, and beads.