BFA HS Student Artists Paint Silk Scarves to Give and Keep!

Target 1. Student-Centered Learning – FWSU students will engage in personalize learning involving collaborative inquiry, problem solving and creative learning opportunities.

Action Step – Highlight, create and model innovative learning opportunities that promote collaborative inquiry, problem solving and creativity for students and staff.

Indicator of Success – Students and staff will apply existing knowledge to create original works as a means of personal or group expression.

High School students in Emily Garland’s Painting class at BFA decided to make special handcrafted gifts this holiday season. The class has enjoyed extended experiences with a variety of artistic painting techniques throughout the year. Students were challenged in this most recent project to design and paint silk scarves.

Kaitlyn K (Grade 12) begins her design.

Kaitlyn K (Grade 12) develops her design.

Most of the students decided to paint a personal image and create a one-of-a-kind silk scarf to give as a gift for a family member or friend.

Emily Pomichter Grade 11

Emily P (Grade 11) applies colors.

However, these young artists soon realized they had become very attached to their artwork, making it difficult to imagine parting with their intended gifts.

Chloe G (Grade 10) works on her design.

Chloe G (Grade 10) works on her design.

After discussion, the class decided that they would each paint two silk scarves – one to give and one to keep!

Victoria B Grade 11

Victoria B (Grade 11) paints her silk scarf.

“There is some really interesting artistic growth happening in this class – it is exciting to see!”, shared BFA Art Teacher Emily Garland.

Completed scarves by Mrs. Garland (left) and Gracie B (Grade 9).

Completed scarves by Mrs. Garland (left) and Gracie B (Grade 9).

The students admired their completed work!

Students admire their completed colorful compositions!

The class loved developing their own creative works of art! They were so pleased with their completed pieces. And students were especially happy to keep one silk scarf for themselves to enjoy long after the holidays are over!

Students model their completed works of art!

Students model their works of art!

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