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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Group Tapestry- First Grade

This is a project that I created last year for my childrens' elementary school Spring Arts Festival. I was asked to create a group project for every grade. This was a group tapestry for Grade 1. All of the first graders contributed to this tapestry.
All of the pieces created were auctioned off at the festival. They did not ask me to do it again this year. I'm a little sad but also a little relieved, it was a major commitment.
I posted these projects on my other blog Art Spectrum(now gone). I will post another one of these group projects next week.

1. Painters canvas drop clothe 6'x8'
2. Canvas Sheets (you can by a pad at a craft store)
3. Primer
4. Acrylic paints
5. Mod Podge
6. Scissors
7. Varnish
8. Rope

1. Prime canvas
2. Block in colors with paint
3. Cut flowers, leaves and squares out of canvas sheets
4. Have students paint cutouts
5. Glue painted cutouts to canvas.
6. Make tabs out of canvas and sew to tapestry
7. Varnish tapestry
8. Slide wooden dowel through tabs
9. Drill hole at the ends of dowel. Thread rope through and knot ends
10.Hang and admire!

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So Sunny Day said...

Each of those flowers were cut out? wow! I thought it was a prined pattern at first - so much detail.

Love your chalkboards. I have a chalk weakness :)ok somaybe it's more like an addiction!haha!

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Jayde said...

That looks very cool! I've often thought of offering something like that when my kids were younger, but the time involved pulled me back. I just wish there was more time for me to do the things I want to do.

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

Hello: Your blog is amazing. It is so beautiful. Love everything about it. Will be back soon! Cheers, Lia

Jenny said...

This is beautiful. You are quite talented! Your pastel pet portraits look amazing. Visiting from SITS.