Posts Tagged by fiber
|November 13, 2014||Posted by Cristy under Fifth grade|
One of the things I really try for in my artroom is to encourage the kids to think about personal meaning and concept with regard to their work. This fifth grader does a really nice job describing how she explored the idea of winter in her cardboard loom weaving. Not only is the weaving beautifully done, but she tells how she used yarn to represent ice, snow and cold winter nights.
|November 7, 2014||Posted by Cristy under Second grade|
Beautiful and meaningful Ojos de Dios by second graders. We study the history of this traditional folk craft and each student chooses a person (or sometimes animal) to make the God's Eye in honor of. Color and texture of yarn is chosen with the particular person in mind, adding a lovely layer of abstraction and meaning to a craft already rich in history and symbolism. I love the organic nature lended by the natural sticks – each one is so individual!
|November 7, 2014||Posted by Cristy under All Grades|
|October 31, 2013||Posted by Cristy under First grade, Uncategorized|
|December 31, 2012||Posted by Cristy under Second grade|
Every year my second graders make these great God’s Eyes from willow sticks and donated yarn. Even though they are a pain to store and prep for, I love them so much more than the kind you see on dowels or popsicle sticks. Those natural sticks just give so much more personality to the finished product. It’s also great to have a huge stash of donated yarn – wide variety of color and texture really makes these into a special keepsake. I have each kid choose a special somebody in his or her life and make the project in honor of that person. That way a little meaning can be brought into an otherwise “crafty” lesson, and we get to discuss yarn color and texture choice with regard to abstract concepts of memories and personality. It’s great to see some of my boys making fuzzy soft pastel Ojos in honor of little baby siblings… they also do a great job recognizing parents, grandparents and sometimes even a special dog or horse!
Oh – and those “spiders” hanging down? Those are extremely creative tassels!
|December 17, 2012||Posted by Cristy under Fourth Grade|
This year in our fourth grade weaving unit I tried a little something new!
I ripped off another art-teacher-blogger and stole the idea for weaving both the front and back side of the loom to create a closed bottom tube. Weaving in-the-round! Here’s one of my favorites – love that intense spot of color along with all that peach.
Great work, fourth grade weavers!