Mixed Media Weavings

Mixed Media Weavings

This project turned out so great! We started this lesson with a discussion of what a landscape is.  We talked about the students favorite places to cultivate a connection to their own lives.  We then researched landscapes on the internet.  Once the students had chosen the landscape they wanted to use they transferred the design onto a paper plate.  If they messed up they were not given a second plate, so they were required to problem solve and be resilient to come up with a solution.  Some chose to redraw their image with a different colored sharpie or colored pencil.  We then painted with acrylics.  The students were only given the primary colors, black, and white.  The kids were puzzled on to where they could come up with a brown.  So we discussed that the three primary colors mixed will make a brown.  They had to be resilient though because the brown they wanted wasn’t always mixed the first time around!  After we were done with the painting we created our loom.  The kids further ran into problems in some cases because they cut the slit on the wrong side.  So some solutions we discovered were to tape over the wrong slits on the back side and re-cut.  Other solutions were to turn their tree into a volcano or mountain!  It worked perfectly and gave the students more opportunities to personalize their project.  Finally, I taught the students how to weave.  Some wanted to do a palm tree and so the loom and the weaving looked a little different.

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