January Weavings

“Violet and Ruthie are tying off their weavings after weeks of hard work,” -Photo and caption by ChloeIMG_3172


“After finishing her weaving, Eve ties off her warp. Her weaving shows a sense of rhythm.”    -Photo and caption by Luci IMG_3167


Vivian works on her first weaving,” –photo and caption by AnikaIMG_3165


“Echo is using very textured filler to begin her weaving,” -photo and caption by SydneyIMG_3162

“A striped weaving with a neutral color scheme, in progress by Eve,” -Photo and caption by NatashaIMG_3160


3D studio

All photos taken by 3D art students img_5310img_5309img_5306img_5304img_5303img_5302img_5301img_5299img_5297img_5296img_5292img_5291img_5290img_5289img_5282img_5279img_5240


Quincy is drawing designs for the Empty Bowl Project. -Photo and caption by Eliimg_5237img_5236


Levi working on his impressed bowl for the Empty Bowls Project. -Photo and caption by Min Minimg_5232



Isha throwing her bowl on the pottery wheel for the Empty Bowl Project. -photo and caption by Min Minimg_5226img_5125img_5112img_5107img_5106img_5102

Winter Weavings!

Weaving can express any sorts of feelings or stories that the creator wishes to display, as shown in this weaving by Finn. -Photo and caption by Miloimg_3088


Awesome monochromatic weaving created by Anika. I think of the sky when I look at it. -Photo and caption by Ellaimg_3084

A beautiful start to a weaving by Chloe. -Photo and caption by Estherimg_2882

Sydney is putting the weft through her warp.  Photo and caption by EveIMG_3079

Pajama Day in the Textiles Studio

“Anonymous artist finishing preparations to weave on the loom,” photo and caption by Fiona
“Tory is making a scarf for a dad.” -Photo and caption by Vivian 
“Fiona’s work has a lot of texture,” photo and caption by Finn
“The texture and variety in this weaving by Sydney gives me faith that it will turn out really well when it’s finished.” by Ava.  


“A rainbow weaving in progress, by Fiona.” -Photo and caption by Tesla


“The start of a beautiful weaving by Leila,” photo and caption by Chloe B

In the Studio: Week of May 28th

By Tory: This week in Textiles, we did wearable art and other assorted things. There were people doing pom poms for their outfits, cardboard, paint, etc. Lots of people were also doing knitting, sewing, and weaving. I did my wearable art out of duct tape and fabric. One person was doing a dress that had hot-glued pom poms on it. Another person had a dress made out of chip bags as well as shoes made out of duct tape and Pringles containers. One person even made a cardboard bird to go with their costume. All of the wearable art is looking really good so far and it’s going to look great when it’s done!

By Theo: Our class is very creative. Students everywhere paint and create, but not like we do in our 3D art class taught by Kelda Van Patten. When you walk into the 3D art classroom you can feel the energy change from the usual slog of the school day to a more fun enhancing energy. Amazing projects have come out of this class and they continue to. It is an amazing artistic experience to witness art being made and with 3D art we get to witness it every day.    See below photos of blue and yellow masks

By Milo: This week in 3D art we were working on two things. As we have been for the last few weeks, we were working on the wearable art project. If students are finished with their wearable art, then they are working on an independent project. The wearable art project is due on June 1st, as well as a 1 minute play/ performance that is used to showcase our wearable art in front of the class for the critique. If you don’t want to work on wearable art or are finished, you can go outside and work on the dragon. My group used trash bags to make pants and a shirt. We also made a hat/helmet thing as well as a cape.

By Walker: This week we are preparing our wearable art projects.  Wearable art is art that is made to be worn and showed on your body or something else’s body.  They will be performed Friday, June 1st. To present our wearable art projects, we will have to put together a one minute act to present.  Some students will choose to enter their pieces into a contest, and if chosen, will be shown on the last day of school to the whole school.  Me, Braedyn and Wyatt have created a jacket, mask and fan for our project. We only used two main colors: red and gold. We spray painted the top half of a shirt and a diving mask red.  We then attached strands of red fabric to the end of the shirt and added a frame and feathers to the mask. The fan features the Chinese symbol of luck, with gold tinsel sticking out of the top.  For the finishing touches, mirrors were glued to the arms and back of the jacket, along with a gold cape and cuffs on the sleeves. I think our finished product turned out great. We are definitely thinking about entering it into the wearable art contest.

By Trinna: In class this week kids are working on there wearable art project or working out on the dragon. I worked on my wearable art all through the week. For my wearable art piece, I made a skirt out of newspaper. It’s a really cool skirt that has lots of layers in it. For the shirt me and my friends who are in my group died the bottom rainbow. We took some paint and added water to it so it wasn’t so globby and made a DIY die. Over all I’m really happy how our outfit turned out!

Dragon week by Zoe: This week we have been working on the dragon sculpture outside the school, we have been working on redoing the dragon and adding to it for a lot of this year. Recently we picked up where we left off in the winter. They have been re-sculpting the arms, and the face. To re-sculpt such a big object can be tricky, but after much consideration, our volunteer Melissa found the perfect solution. They are molding chicken wire around the original face and adding on. The are adding small details and carefully sculpting the chicken wire before they cover it in cement and then a blue covering to make it more appealing. They have also started to add tiles behind the seats on one side of the dragon. While teachers, volunteers and kids work on the dragon it gets stronger and more amazing. In this first picture you can see the dragons face and the sculpting of the wire and the newly added eyebrows as well as the new eyes made by a student. In this second picture you can see how the sculpture of the wire and rocks is. It’s a picture of the wire and the rock filling inside to show how it works. In this third picture you can see some of the hard workers working on the dragon in 1st period textiles. They are working on finishing the face and arms.

*All photos below taken by students in Textiles and 3D art.



In the Studio: Week of May 21st

By Violette: This week in textiles, students have been working on their wearable art, but especially focusing on a new project introduced by Alexa Stark, a guest artist. In this project we ‘remake’ a piece of regular clothing, whether it be simplifying it to merely a different style of that clothing piece, or completely remaking some pants into a crop top. Most of the students have begun making one piece of clothing into another. For example, someone’s making an old dress into a romper.  Some kids have also been working on the dragon outside, rebuilding and fixing it up. Inside the dragon, there’s plans for a time capsule that students can contribute to. For my remaking of some clothing, I’ve been using an old t-shirt I found in the fabric pile. I’ve pretty much just done whatever comes to mind, so far including protruding pink fur and sewing on newspaper.

By Lucia: This week we are working on wearable art projects. We basically turn an idea that might be just on a pedestal into a weird wacky piece of clothing. I have been seeing a lot of kids use the idea of a dress or shirt. For my project Lyra, Audrey and I are doing a dress cloud inspired by the movie Carrie. We are using a hula hoop base and slowly work our way up to red dye covered cotton.

By Violet: This week we are making wearable art. I am working as a group with Ava , Henry, Felix, and Cole. Our wearable art is Voodoo doughnuts inspired. We have a to-go coffee cup, a voodoo doughnut box (which are both pictured) and a pillow that is the shape of a doughnut with sprinkles (not pictured). We have to come up with a one minute performance art piece that shows off our wearable art. My group is either going to have the doughnut getting dipped in the coffee or the cup will spill some coffee (fabric) out of Felix’s hat/lid of coffee cup. The wearable art and it’s one minute play are both due on Friday, June 1st. 

By Theo: This is what is going on in my 3D art class this week. In 3D art we are focusing on two different projects such as the wearable art project and the Dragon project. You will see in the picture that shows a student working on their top hat with a lot of tape–this is our wearable art project. The project is self explanatory. We have to make a piece you can wear without clay (for obvious reasons). Speaking of clay,  we cannot make new clay projects since we have no more bisque fires anymore, but students are allowed to glaze as you can see in the picture; it shows the glazes are open. Let’s move onto the dragon project. The dragon at da Vinci was worked on at the beginning of the year and now we are attaching tiles and correcting some parts of it and we are even adding a time capsule. That is a summary of this week in 3D art.