It has been all I could do these past few months to keep this secret...
My students had recycled garments at ArtPalmBeach!!!!!
I am so excited about this! Jess and Angela from Art Hive Magazine (my side gig) asked me if I would be interested in doing this over the summer and I said, 'of course! I knew it would be a good project to motivate my advanced students and fashion club members...plus they offered to donate tape, hot glue and, of course, old issues of Art Hive Magazine! (hey, I have zero budget so I'll take what I can get!)
Well, that was MONTHS ago. Two of my AP 3D students, Elmwood and Junique each made their own dresses, they are both seniors and amaze me every day. It has really been amazing to see the dresses develop over time, watching them create, revise, destroy...and repeat. They even inspired two juniors, Winnie and Ricky to collaborate on a piece!
This was such a great learning experience for my students to have a real design problem and a legit real-life client. They took every step very seriously, from initial consultations to fittings- I was so proud of my students' passion and professionalism.
Here is a closer look at the final pieces, you can see more 'in progress' pics on my classroom Instagram, @studio2_110.
In addition, two of my 11th grade students (Winnie and Ricky- love ya'll!!) also accepted the challenge of creating a magazine dress...make that a skirt and statement necklace! This piece was actually supposed to be a dress but by accident we discovered it made a fab A-line skirt....so this totally happened!
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