A small snippet of this day of Expression…
I was out on the floor much of today working with Natasha, Lola, Clementine and Norabelle on their quilting project. Jan Pingatore, our expert quilter (and my grandmother!) showed the members of the Flying Fish the story of Sunbonnet Sue, how to make a straight stitch, and how to sew a patchwork quilt.
And project work continued with construction and cameras.
Although Expression officially began last week, we only had two days of school last week and today marked the start of beginning Expression projects. The kids are working in groups of three (and sometimes four) on By Hand-related projects, from quilt-making to stop-motion videos.
Hard at work prepping for the prosthetic hand.
Learning about the sewing machine.
Our artist-in-residence for the week, Roland Blandy, explained his found object artwork and showed the kids his process.
Exploring the principles of water in preparation for building a boat by hand.
Aidan made a discovery today.