Beginning

Students were introduced to the same concept and activities as the 4th and 5th grade. They began to play and experiment with paper. The material was manipulated by folding and cutting with scissors. Various collages were created and students expressed their thoughts about the activity and how it felt to create. Ms. Vicky also taught students how to bookbind via the saddle stitch. Each student created a book relating to their family, memories and experiences in their neighborhood.

Student #1

Students observed shapes in their classroom, which were used as inspiration for patterns. Documentation was kept in their sketchbooks.

Student #2

After patterns were created, shapes were transferred onto fabric, cut out and placed onto felt.

Student #3

Example of student stitching fabric together with the applique technique.

Middle

Student #1

Student's Virtual culture

Student’s Virtual culture

Screen shot 2014-05-15 at 9.39.53 AM Screen shot 2014-05-15 at 9.33.31 AMThe students chose his personal Artifact to comes from technology studio representing an aspect of his culture and creating a culture within the technology.

Student #2

Student #3

Mr. C and AdamAn AHA moment

Student and teacher curation discussion

Adam is discussing why he made Zelda’s Sword.  As the discussion goes deeper he realizes that his sword represents several layers of who he is.  Later in the discussion he realizes that there are several students that chose gaming as an aspect of their culture.  He was validated and went on the collaborate with the rest of the artist who chose gaming.

End

The 6th graders worked on stitching for a number of weeks. They began by sewing their personal patterns onto felt and moved on by partnering with other students to stitch both fragments together. After that, they pieced together partner work with other groups, transforming into the final project.

Student #1

Students focusing on partner work and moving on to work with other fellow classmates.

Student #2

Detail of patterns on felt.

Student #3

Students collaborating in final stages of soft sculpture.

Year One
2011-2012
Year Two
2012-2013
Year Three
2013-2014

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