Monthly Archive: March, 2013

Project Peace on Channel 7 News!

Project Peace was featured on Channel 7 News. If you missed it, take a look!

Final Art Session for Project Peace: Unveiling for Students Thursday March 21st!

One last after school session with sixth grade students and the help of additional community artist volunteers resulted in a great amount of progress toward the finished hero/peacemaker portraits. Thanks everyone! Mrs. Paul… Continue reading

Finishing Session for Project Peace Includes Voicing Messages of Peace

    Students met with Ms. Paul and Ms. Housh for an after school session for Project Peace this week. Our first task together was to decide on a statement that each student… Continue reading

Inspired by Indigo, Finding Connections at Home

 Check out this beautiful example of an indigo dyed textile brought in to share by one of our sixth graders! This large cloth looks very similar to some of the Japanese Shibori examples… Continue reading

Prints are a reminder of ways to be a peacemaker

Second and third grade students not only stamped their peacemaker symbols on the canvases that make up the hero/peacemaker artwork for Project Peace, but students created their own print to take home as… Continue reading

“No More Bullies” Rap!

“No More Bullies” Rap from Mrs. Bennett’s Class Mrs. Bennett’s kindergarten class got very excited about Project Peace and decided to write a rap to encourage kids to be kind. Check out the… Continue reading

Beautiful Indigo Dyeing Results!

  Check out these stunning results from sixth graders’ folding, binding, and knotting fabric and dyeing in our indigo vat! These lovely fabric pieces will be cut into strips and added to the fabric… Continue reading

Sixth Graders Explore Indigo

  Indigo dyeing has a tradition that goes back thousands of years. Indigo textiles have been found in China, India, and even the pyramids of ancient Egypt. What common clothing item can you think… Continue reading

Have you noticed our color scheme?

 Second and third graders continue by stamping and printing their symbols to create a beautiful blue border on the hero/peacemaker canvases. Have you started to notice lots of blue in the artwork that… Continue reading

2nd & 3rd Grade: Symbolizing the Qualities of a Peacemaker

Students are learning about Adinkra symbols from West Africa and designing their own peacemaker symbols. Stamping on fabric to create patterns or areas of contrast is a popular decorative technique on textiles, and… Continue reading

“What are you doing for others?”-MLK Jr.

  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights activist and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, dedicated his live to promoting peace and justice and ending segregation. Today, fourth and fifth grade students… Continue reading