During the academic year 2022-2023, Grade 2’s final unit of inquiry looked at the interdependence between plants and humans. In art lessons students learnt about the beautiful fabrics that are made in Sapa, Vietnam by the H’Mông people. Fabric is made from the hemp plant, wax is used to create patterns on the cloth, it is then dyed blue with indigo dye, made from the indigo plant. Detail is often added to the dry fabric with colourful stitching.
In art lessons, students created patterns with acrylic paint, it was dyed blue, the paint resisted the dye. Afterwards students added red stitching to some part of their patterns. The pieces were then sent to a local quilter and made into a beautiful wall hanging. This quilt is on display in the B10 Arts Foyer from 18 August until 25 August. It will then hang in the corridor outside Ms Vicki’s art room (B10-111) as a permanent installation for everyone to enjoy.
Congratulations to all of last year’s Grade 2 students who worked so hard over several art lessons to make this beautiful, collaborative artwork!