Silk Painting Project 2014

With a grant from the Valley Quilters Guild, Fireweed Academy students collaborated with Homer Senior Center members to create silk banners for the center. Based on our ‘Roots” theme, FWA students worked with the seniors to create memory squares. The project incorporated multiple fabric arts techniques, addressed the mission of our school to create partnerships in our community, and provided service learning that connected our students with our elders.

This project then expanded with financial assistance from the Kachemak Bay Conservation Society. More silk and more paints were purchased and students created banners reflecting different views of the earth. Banners were created at both Big and Little Fireweed as well as at Islands and Oceans on their Earth Day celebration.  With quick use of a blow-dryer, the banners were ready to be flown during the Earth Day parade.

More pictures to come!

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