Thursday, February 21, 2013

Eisenhower Elementary Legacy Project, January 2013

 
In the fall of 2012 I met with the Art Teacher at Eisenhower Elementary and a representative from The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, the organization overseeing the project, to plan a residency at the school for their four 4th grade classes. The teacher requested we do something related to Appalachian Arts and she wanted the students to have both an individual project to take home, and work on a collaborative legacy project for the school.
 
For the individual project the students did small Appalachian inspired baskets made from raffia, reed, and found stick handles. For the collaborative legacy project I constructed an adapted loom for the students to weave into with various materials I brought from my studio and the education department at The Kentucky Museum of Ar and Craft.
 

 
Detail of Legacy Weaving
 
Detail of Legacy Weaving
 
Detail of Legacy Weaving
 
Legacy Weaving Project
 
Working with a Student


Student basket

Student Basket

Student Basket
 
Students working on baskets