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8th grade students are continuing their work on making monsters by finishing their patterns, cutting them out, and applying it to fabric. After cutting the fabric, they are sewing their pieces together and stuffing with fabric fill.
This is a fun project to teach and students like being able to make the funny little creatures based on the work by Takashi Murakami.
I can't wait to see them finished!
Students are continuing to work on their projects this week. 7th grade students selected the materials they wanted to work with before applying various color concepts to the divided areas of their mandalas and 8th grade students finished their plans, before making and cutting their patterns to apply to felt.
As 8th grade students finish up their prints from last week, they are moving onto the creation of monsters from felt. The premise for the project is to make yourself into a monster via the materials available. It will be interesting to see these creatures take shape over the final weeks before winter break. As a lead into this project, I started thinking about the classic animated feature, The Nightmare Before Christmas. This topic of animation also plays into what 7th graders will be finishing up this week as they export their movies from Photoshop and edit them in MovieMaker or Premiere. As we get into the Holiday season, I thought about taking a look at it with new eyes, that of Jack's.
Teaching Visual Arts since 2004 and making images since picking up a crayon.