Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Very Impressive Student Work

My tapestry classes are going very well. We have a lot of fun, and the students are totally “GETTING IT!”Class sampler

The Wednesday morning group finished 4 weeks (although we had a few snowy days to contend with), and are taking a break until late April, when we’ll do another 4 weeks.

They were my first group, my guinea pigs, and they took off like a shot, jumping right to the advanced techniques. Before I knew it, they were all weaving circles! YIKES!

IMG_5164I had to re-design my sampler. Now it has more specific elements listed, and some of the advanced techniques are on a separate sheet, so I can present those when I feel the students are ready.

The Monday class is almost done with their second 4 weeks. Two students are weaving every element on the sampler. 

Two students have finished the sampler and are working on tapestries now.  

I have never seen a cartoon drawn on a post-it note, never mind HALF a post-it, so I had to document it! Glenda's post-it

She is weaving it bigger than this, obviously.  In this case the cartoon will be a rough guide, as she works with color blending in lovely muted shades of green. 

If you’re wondering why you don’t see any pick-and-pick, it’s because I’ve noticed this is one of the hardest techniques to understand. So it gets introduced later, after all the basic shapes have been covered.

Hopefully I’ll get good photos of every student’s work and post them all together sometime soon.


Tommye McClure Scanlin said...

Nice! Congrats to your students--and to YOU!

Jennifer said...

Those look great - you must be a very proud teacher!!!

Jan said...

I am very impressed with what my students are capable of, and happy to see them enjoying themselves, and making such great progress.

I have always loved teaching, and I'm so glad to be doing it again after a few years off.

Edith said...

These look really good! Wish I could be part of your class too..ah well! Tell your students that i am very impressed and also very jealous!