Seventh and eighth grade students in the “Be Handy” arts elective this term are working on their first major challenge: to tell a story using finger puppets. Working independently or in small groups, students decided on the story they wanted to tell and then created a storyboard and individual character sketches. This week, students began to work on creating their felt finger puppets; hand-sewing, knot-tying, and deciding the stitch to use for a particular effect are key elements for each piece.
By Anne Armstrong, visual arts teacher and arts coordinator |
January 27, 2023
The Coolidge Art Studio has been abuzz this week as classes finish artworks and transition to new explorations and challenges with various media. First graders recently completed making paper by hand, and are now learning about architect Zaha Hadid, who…