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.