Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Snowboard design

It's funny how opportunities land in your lap and some you have to seek.  A parent who works for a snowboard company approached me and asked if one of my classes would be interested in designing a snowboard for Barrett Christy.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrett_Christy  Heck YEAH!

Using pattern and repetition in art is one of our curriculum standards for 4th grade. We decided to incorporate a zentangle type design.  All the students came up with personal ideas for a snowboard, a grid sheet of their favorite patterns and then interview questions for Barrett.  We did a cool webcast with her in December then returned to our patterns to incorporate some of her favs.

Here is our work in progress.  We're hoping for another webcast or even a school visit this winter.


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