PRE- OR POST-TRIP ACTIVITY
Artwork Weaving (The Homeplace)
At The Homeplace we use homespun yarn to weave warm blankets on the loom. In this exercise you will use the same weaving techniques to make a woven piece of artwork from paper pictures.
What You Need
- Masking Tape
- Piece of Poster Board
- Two pieces of artwork or colorful magazine pages you are willing to
- White Glue
How To Make It
- Choose the two pieces of artwork, piece A and piece B, that you are going to cut. They should be the same size, and they should be on paper and in paint, marker, or crayon (pencil could smear).
- Measure equal increments along the length of piece A, and draw lines forming strips on the back of the piece. Number each piece in numerical order on the back.
- Measure equal increments along the width of piece B, and draw lines forming strips on the back of the piece. Letter each piece in alphabetical order on the back.
- Cut along the lines of pieces A and B -- forming two sets of strips.
- Using masking tape, tape the ends of the strips of piece A onto a piece of poster board -- reassembling the artwork. Use the numbers to help keep the strips in order.
- Carefully weave the strips from piece B into piece A -- tightly. Use the letters to help keep the strips in order.
- When finished you can either laminate the finished piece or wash over the painting with some watered down white glue.