Sunday, October 30, 2016

Gunta Stolzl lesson extension activities

Gunta Stolzl

Create:
Make your own backstrap loom out of simple popsicle sticks - this is far easier than it looks, and the quality of weaving that you can get is much higher than the simple cardboard looms that we used this week. Try it out!

Watch:
Modern artists still create woven tapestries.  The technique is quite different from typical weaving, but fascinating.  Check it out.  This is something you could try on your small loom if you'd like.

Learn more:
Kandinsky and Klee were also members of the Bauhaus.  Check out our previous lessons & projects on these masters

What is the difference between arts and crafts?  Watch this Ted talk to help discern the difference.
Consider:
The Bauhaus movement attempted to bring together the disparate fields of industrial technology and craftsmanship, beauty and function, theories and practice.  This wasn't always easy.  Our ever-changing world often makes us feel as if there are more questions than answers.  Check out http://findithere.com/answers.php for hope.

Sheryl