Today was our last Art Club session for the spring semester and we finished up the art/math unit by doing some review and creating some wearable art! Victoria Rutlege and Maddie Fletcher presented a lesson on weaving and functional art. We reviewed parallel and perpendicular lines and looked at Crochet III by Louise Bourgeois in the Jacobs Gallery. We discussed why an artist might choose to use weaving or fiber art as an artistic process – Victoria and Maddie introduced the ideas of creating art for certain purposes (functional) or art serving as decoration. The kids worked intensely on this project and many incorporated various principles of design that we have talked about all semester, such as balance and repetition to create an interesting pattern in their bracelet. Not only was this a great lesson to review math terms and introduce new visual art concepts, but it is also great for the kids’ fine motor skills and problem solving! Check out some of the pictures of their work below, and don’t forget about our reception and exhibition next Tuesday, May 10 at 4:45pm, same building where class is held. See you then, and thanks for a great semester!