Mr. Ito, one of my practicum students, taught fabric weaving today. When he first started coming to my room, he had never done a weaving before!! As art teachers...there are often on the job trainings in the beginning. There is no way college can prepare you for EVERYTHING we teach. Anyways...he did a wonderful job!!!! Mr. Ito is originally from Ecuador, and brought in items from his home country that were woven. The kids truly enjoyed hearing about Ecuador, and learning how to do fabric weaving from him. GREAT JOB ITO!!
These are great! Love the color!!ReplyDelete
They look beautiful. Can you show us what the edges look like? (What did you use for looms and how did you end them off?) That's always my biggest weaving challenge!ReplyDelete
I know what you mean about 'on the job training'. In college I took every studio class imaginable to prep for teaching (drwg, ptg, sculpture, printmaking, photo, gold & silversmithing, etc) but, while they made me well-rounded artistically, not so much for teaching. In sculpture class we didn't use paper mache or egg cartons or wads of newspaper and tape, and in printmaking class we didn't use sheets of styrofoam, etc. So there's definitely a learning curve when converting a fine arts training to the reality of doing art w/little kids.
I made bags with the kids using fabric scraps, they LOVED it even the boys! Love, love, love your blog, it is very refreshing:)ReplyDelete
LOVE< LOVE< LOVE that you encourage weaving in any and all ways my friend!!!ReplyDelete
I did this with my kids and they loved it! The kids are ages 5 to 8. Next time I'll have brighter colored fabrics.ReplyDelete
I did this with my kids at our after school program. They loved it!ReplyDelete
Oh my Ted...I put in fabric weaving to search in Pinterest and found you.....and one of my favorite projects you do as well!ReplyDelete