CBMS Choice-Based Art Studio

CBMS Choice-Based Art Studio
CBMS Choice-Based Art Studio

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Late last week fifth grade artists finally gained access to the Fabrics & Fibers Center in the art studio. Each new center is opens in turn, and this is the last to open this quarter. It has taken us a little longer to get around to each center because this group of artists is extraordinarily self-directed and quite busy with way too many projects as it is. We are already mourning the fact that the quarter ends in three weeks – there is still so much to do!
Sewing in the morning sewing in the evening sewing at suppertime...
"W" is wearing the shirt she customized over the weekend

One creative, industrious student showed up on Monday wearing a shirt she customized over the weekend. Applying the sewing techniques that were introduced and practiced Friday, “W” sewed a striking design on the front of her shirt. She told me she was originally going for a bullseye pattern, but the resulting asymmetrical design pleased her even more.

Artists know that there is never enough time for making art. What a smart idea “W” had to optimize artmaking time by using both her home studio and her school studio.