WOVEN DREAM CATCHERS
aka Hoop Weavings
BEGINNING 3-D ART
handspun/hand dyed yarns, metal hoops, misc. yarns, twigs & embellishments
Like I was saying in yesterday's blog post,
this is an assignment from the late 70's early 80's that I'm bringing back again
due to it's popularity in today's culture.
Any textile related magazine I pick up these days
shows that weaving has made a come back big time,
with many new books on the subject popping up on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble.
What impressed me so with my own students
is the variety of approaches they took
to solve their minimum requirements dilemma.
Let's take a peek.
This first asymmetrical beauty was created by junior Jillian Morris.
Love how she thought to put the stick below rather then above.
Brilliant move kiddo!
And 8th grader Loren Kim thought to warp and weave from two separate directions
which brings wonderful balance to this work,
as well as her soft color scheme thru the use of her handspun yarns.
Also love all the fringe she added.
These next two were made by 8th grader Selina Luo and junior Connie Wu.
Even though they have similar colors in common,
they couldn't be more different which I love.
Have I mentioned before
how I hate it when Art Teachers make everybody do the exact same thing
so that there is no critical thinking involved?
8th grader Yusra Azmi and senior Sarah Woo created these next two beauties.
And here we have 8th grader Dana Ahmad and senior Alexis Bilas-Imperial
showing off their cool designs.
And of course no post about my 3-D class would be complete
without a pix of what English Teacher Donna Hall is up to.
She is a remarkable colorist,
with an innate sense of balance in design.
Her's is the perfect way to end Part I.