The fourth grade students of Blackwell Institute have embarked on the Detroit Public School District's Art Curriculum. The students have learned about 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artwork with a focus on Fall Trees.
The sessions included vocabulary and a bit of science to implement prior knowledge. In addition, the students indulged in mosaics and created their own interpretation of a mosaic. Also, the fourth graders have studied the art of weaving. To start the weaving process, the students viewed multiple examples of African knit professionals with their Kente Cloth. To get the students acclimated to the pattern of weaving, they started with paper weaving. Soon, the students will use yarn and a loom to make a weaving masterpiece.