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Crafts class will focus on the history of craft making and cultures.  Each project will be inspired by the history that precedes it with a modern twist.  Many of the projects will use materials that we will recycle, repurpose, up-cycle or re-use.   Crafts that will be explored along with the art history topic to be covered are as follows:

Weaving – Early American Navajo Indian Culture

Paper Mache Masks – Mexican Culture, Day of the Dead Celebration

Paper Quilling – Victorian Era Europe; history of the craft

Steampunk Entomology – Industrial Style Art and Steampunk

Collage Trees and Insects – History of collage; Artists Pablo Picasso and George Braque

Yarn Baskets -  African Zulu Weavers

 

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  • Save your JUNK!!

    Students enrolled in Crafts class will be completing a project called "Steampunk Entomology" where students will construct an insect out of all types of found objects such as nuts, bolts, nails, hinges, old door handles, washers, spark plugs, bearings, scrap wire, aluminum cans, old/broken jewelry, buckles etc.  So save your junk!  It will come in handy for this project!

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