What do our students’ families look like? With whom do they feel most connected?
Through understanding our students’ families, we can begin to understand our students. Quiltmakers Faith Ringgold and LA artist Gina Philip’s work will be the catalyst for our exploration in creating family portrait quilts. In this mixed media PD, we will experiment with watercolors, explore ways we can use and manipulate paper and learn all about collage, layering, texture, and pattern.
This workshop is part of a Creating Community Series, focusing on how we can use visual art to foster meaningful relationships within our learning community. Rooted in a strong foundation of multicultural education and culturally responsive lessons, we will explore our student’s multiple identities, identify challenges they may face, perspectives they hold and begin to better understand our students as learners. We will explore many different materials and mediums: collage, sculpture, drawing, photography, painting and simple skills and techniques to bring these lessons to life in your classroom!