Recently, our Second Graders studied contemporary artist Sheila Hicks for one of our Women's History Month projects. Hicks is almost ninety years old, and creates huge sculptural textile installations in museum and gallery environments. We used her style of wrapping disc shapes with yarn for the eyes on our owls which were made of felt. By examining this artist’s style of working with textiles, mainly yarn, the budding artists discovered how variety in texture, color, and weight made their disc-shaped eyes more interesting to ‘look’ at. We also discovered the wrapping technique was not as easy as it looks! Our finished owls were either stuffed or made into puppets for ‘reading buddies’. Enjoy photos here.
Our next contemporary woman artist that we will be studying and working in the style of is Stephanie Rose Bird.
- Evelyn Moren, Lower School Visual Arts Teacher