The 2nd grade will use their knowledge of color families to weave a paper quilt. They will learn that Appalachian artists make quilts as a functional form of art. Functional art is art that can be used, such as quilts, pottery, and rugs.
Quilting has become more than functional art, it’s now a way for artists to express their emotions, feelings, and ideas. When art expresses ideas it’s called artistic expression. Which quilts do you think are functional and which are artistic expression?
Here are some student examples of our Color Family Quilts. Will our quilts be functional or for artistic expression?
If you really like quilting there’s the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. It is an amazing art museum!
Your turn…Steps: (Yours will have different colors than the photographs.)
**All “Steps” photos from http://cassiestephens.blogspot.com/