Arts and Crafts
In the Arts and Crafts class, students are continuing to add projects to their portfolio that reflect the community. Students have been introduced to the concept of the color wheel. They have learned the definition of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary colors.
Primary Colors: Red, yellow and blue.
In traditional color theory (used in paint and pigments), primary colors are the 3 pigment colors that cannot be mixed or formed by any combination of other colors. All other colors are derived from these 3 hues.
Secondary Colors: Green, orange and purple.
These are the colors formed by mixing the primary colors.
Tertiary Colors: Yellow-orange, red-orange, red-purple, blue-purple, blue-green & yellow-green.
These are the colors formed by mixing a primary and a secondary color. That’s why the hue is a two word name, such as blue-green, red-violet, and yellow-orange.
Students have been encouraged to look for a variation of color combinations within their community. Students will be preparing for the creation of the Community Mural which would be considered as contribution towards their community service. Using the mixing technique, students will be creating and mixing paint together to come up with other variations of colors. This method will be used throughout the remainder of the year with other arts and crafts projects.
Students will also be introduced with learning the basic skills of sewing. They will be learning about the different parts of a sewing machine and its many functions. I will also be teaching the students the concept of hand sewing and different types of hand stitches. It is my goal for the students to get comfortable with the needle and thread and for them to learn how to safely operate the sewing machine. Students will be able to apply these skills in their community as well as in their personal lives.
DIVAS (Digital Interactive Visual Arts Sciences) for Social Justice aims to bridge the digital divide by combining media literacy and cultural awareness along with a vast understanding of technology to encourage young women in under served communities to pursue careers in computer science and new media.
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