Students in third through fifth grade are currently working on the creation of MOLAS. Molas are a form of textile art originally created by the Kuna people of Panama. Mola translates to blouse. Many of these fabric artworks can be found on the clothing of the Kuna people. The subject of the Molas are inspired by the culture of the Kuna people.
Some students are making Mola's that represent American culture, while others are creating Molas that show an animal that represents them.
Following our texture unit we have moved into weaving and sewing.
Kindergarten through second grade are working on artworks inspired by Brice Marden. They show depth through the use of multiple materials. They are also working on sewing skills by creating small needlepoints.
Third grade is working on tree weaving. It is really fun and the outcomes are going to be GREAT.
The fourth and fifth grade are working on traditional weaving and finger crocheting.
Everyone seems to be loving these thread based projects.
Images coming soon!
Lauren Dziadosz is a K-5 art teacher at Hedke and Anderson Elementary Schools in Trenton, Michigan