Intro to art students created dream catchers using metal hoops, fake sinew, feathers and beads. Dream catchers were first made by the Ojibwe Nation (aka Chippewa) to hang above sleeping babies. The dream catchers were meant to entangle bad dreams while allowing good dreams to pass through the hole in the center. Native groups around the country, including here in Alaska since have adopted the artform. Here are Seward High Students versions:
Billy Joe Wardlow
To begin a watercolor unit, I asked students to create a design with at least 12 shapes to practice different techniques in. They cut masking tape into thin strips and used it to divide up the paper. They experimented with salt, rubbing alcohol, saran wrap, tissue paper, liquid frisket, wet into wet, glazing, gradients, scrafitto, splattering, dry brush, and blowing paint. Their designs end up looking like stained glass, here they are!
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