7TH GRADE ART WHEEL - 2015-2016 - 2ND QUARTER & 3RD QUARTER
indigo bucket & cotton cloth
The technique used to make these resist marks is very similar to tye-dye,
only the kids are learning about using the ancient Japanese process of Indigo Dyeing.
And they had a ball getting to turn their hands blue in the process.
Let's see how they did.
William Chung used a fan folding technique to resist his dye
to achieve this very cool design.
Gabriel Lim also did some folding on the horizontal, vertical & diagonal.
Looks like Cameron Dang folded his into thirds and then diagonally.
The little touch of red might have come from the recycled strings we tie off with.
Most of the kids use white,
but some like to experiment with the colored ones left over from the Tye-Dye unit.
Anastacia Son did a 1960's traditional wrap
which has never gone out of style and always looks terrific.
And Agatha Manzano first pinched & swirled her fabric like a jelly roll before she bound it up.
These are some great photos I found from another Quarter's 7th graders at the Indigo bucket.
I just couldn't resist putting them in.
They are from left to right 3 of my favorite kids from last school year.
Mmasiolu (Mossy) Gamero, Eli Bertel & Gabe Mapa
And Ahaan Rajnekar, Mossy, Eli & Palmer Patel.
The kids had the option of gloves or no gloves.
It was about half/half.
Many of them like shocking their parents with their blue hands.