I've been busy teaching and my students have been busy making over the past few weeks.
I'm doing a once-a-week internship at an elementary school in South Philly for my certification process. These images below come from a mola-inspired project I presented with my 1st grade class in oil pastel on construction paper. The students were learning about the various types of lines.
These 2 were particularly successful and inventive, filling up most of the negative space.
Yesterday I mounted them all on black paper as they'll be hung in the school library soon! I'm very happy with how varied and personal they all came out.
I haven't had much time for my own artwork lately, but I'm really enjoying all this work with the kids.
This blog will be an effort to document my thoughts and experiences in studio work, art criticism, and community education in the areas of fibers, color theory, screenprinting, and art education. Please respect my work and link back to me if you use any images and feel free to comment. I am a fiber artist from Philadelphia, teaching at Fleisher Art Memorial, and have recently completed my Masters of Art Education at Tyler School of Art, Temple University.