Earth Art students honored Black History Month by learning about the Quiltmakers of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. In class, students studied the colors and patterns of these remarkable textile artisans and made paper quilts in the spirit of the ones made over the last one hundred and fifty years in that small, isolated, southern community.
After being introduced to the quiltmakers, students made paper quilt blocks in the minimalist style of Gee’s Bend. They used construction paper and explored composition and color as they built their blocks. We assembled all of the students’ work on a school wall where everyone can enjoy the explosive burst of color during these winter days.
Photos contributed by, Robert Eady, Art Teacher.