Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Back-to-School Collaborative Art Quilt

EES Art Quilt!
Welcome back to EES art class! 

These last three months are the longest I have ever taken off of the blog since it began, and it was a creatively refreshing summer.

I couldn't be more thrilled to show you the paper quilt students have made during art over these last two weeks. Isn't is gorgeous?!

Each of us has our humanity in common, but what we bring and feel to situations makes us so different. This quilt is intended to highlight the ways that we are all alike and yet unique.

Each child began this project with exactly the same four shapes. One six-inch square, one triangle (half of the square), and two rectangles (6"x1.5").  Students were challenged to use no more and no fewer than those pieces to create a six-inch quilt block.

These are a culmination of separate ideas and approaches, collaboration, and a willingness to work through different approaches to make something good, together.

"We may have all come in different ships, but we're in the same boat now." 
Dr. Martin Luther King