SchoolArts Magazine

MAR 2014

SchoolArts is a national art education magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts since 1901.

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Middle School Studio Lesson A fter volunteer teaching in India, I began my student teaching experience in the United States excited about textiles and sharing cultural ideas with my students. Providing a world-view to my students is very important to me. I knew that I had to come up with a sixth-grade project that involved the traditional craft of weaving so my students could experience an art that is thousands of years old. However, I wondered how to keep my students intrigued, since weaving can be very technical and time-consuming. Thinking Green I decided to challenge my students by incorporating recycled art into our weaving lesson. Everywhere you look there are recycled purses, bracelets, clothing, household items, and much more. Not only is it a fashion trend, Tiffany M. Wilson Weaving with left- overs 26 March 2014 SchoolArts A_pages_3_14.indd 26 1/23/14 11:49 AM

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