Hoot! Hoot! Fourth Grade Owl Stuffies

There is a reason you haven’t heard much from our fourth grade artists lately….they have been busy sewing up their fantastic owl stuffies!  Fourth graders learned that American artist Faith Ringgold not only created her famous “story quilts”, but she also sewed neat little soft sculpture dolls.  Her dolls were the inspiration for our fun owl stuffies.

This project had many steps.  Fourth graders began by tracing and cutting the basic owl shape from a template, learned how to sew a simple whipstitch, added beans and stuffing to fill their owls….and finished by glueing fun felt details to their owls.  The final step was giving their owl a name and writing a sentence to introduce their owls.

Our owl stuffies are on display in the Georgetown Library and the rotunda showcases.  Check them out…you will be AMAZED!  You can also see all of their creations at our Artsonia on-line art gallery…be sure to read about their owls in the Artist Comments section!

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Second Grade Story Quilts

Second grade artists have been studying the work of American artist Faith Ringgold.  They were intrigued by her famous Story Quilts and enjoyed reading the story and words that surround her quilts.

Ringgold - "The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles"

Ringgold – “The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles”

Second graders learned how to weave paper to create their “quilt” and added stories about themselves to finish the piece.  They created a giant cover to hold their weavings, and took them home – just in time for Mother’s Day!

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Ringgold - Story Quilt

Ringgold – Story Quilt

Ringgold - Story Quilt

Ringgold – Story Quilt