What do magical spiders, traditional West African kente cloth and upcycling have in common? Join us to find out! Students will explore the Ghanaian folk story of The Spider Weaver, examine traditional kente cloth designs, and look at the Ghanaian artist, El Anatsui, who uses plastic, candy wrappers, bottle caps, and other garbage and recyclables to create a contemporary version of textiles. Using these and other sources for ideas and inspiration, students will create their own woven artwork from discarded materials.
The Wonderful World of Woven Art
About Online Your Extraordinary Saturday (YES)
For Students In Grades 1 – 4
MITY’s online learning program for talented younger students features inquiry-based classes covering a range of high interest topics. Students are grouped by age (1st/2nd and 3rd/4th) to ensure the appropriate level of challenge. Each class contains four synchronous learning sessions, hands-on activities and ways to extend learning at home. In addition, one week of each session is used exclusively for social emotional development and fun community building activities.