Seward High Art

Dream Catcher

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:

Mason Olson

Autumn Young


Triston Boor

Sam Melvin

Sara Tolson

Mary Ramirez

Howie Hubbard

Billy Joe Wardlow

Watercolor Samplers

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!

Mary Ramirez


Jordan Hargreaves

Isaac Osborn

Mason Olson

Chloey Baldwin

Autumn Young

Taylor Stewart

Ayla Bunch

Daren Sanderson

Paige Carter

Tristan Wallace


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One Comment

  1. Awesome! Interesting how the dream catchers are all so different. Really like the watercolor mixes. Great work everyone!