The first 9 weeks of school is almost over and we have so much to share! We start our middle school students off with a hand-bound sketchbook to compile their sketches, thoughts, brainstorming, reflections and feedback throughout their time in art class.
This year we once again chose a very difficult stitch, the Coptic Stitch. It's incredible to see how much progress these kids make once they get the hang of it. I don't know if they love making them but it sure is a learning journey! I tell them that they are going to be driving a car in a few short years so they need to get used to completing difficult tasks now ;).
We had a long discussion and viewing art session about visual metaphors. The kids were then challenged to choose a metaphor and illustrate it for their journal cover.
|Many in process journal covers on the dry rack.|
|Ah! The gorgeous stitching!!! How I love to look at them on our shelves!!!|
|;) Love this kid!!!|
|Completed journals....folded, measured, hole punched, stitched, metaphors chosen and illustrated and then adhered onto the covers. Lengthy, glorious, process.|
|This student always impresses me with his ideas and work ethic. This is his illustrated metaphor cover.|
|Here is a sketch from inside of his journal for an upcoming project.|
|Blank pages, meticulously stitched to lay flat when the journal is open.|
|The back of his journal. Fantastic work!!!!|