Fiber Art Grades 7-12

Students will create two or three-dimensional articles using a variety of fiber media.

    Performing and Creating 
1-6 1 a. Develop artistic skills and expression by exploring a variety of techniques using fiber, textile, and fabric design.• Combine two or more fiber media to create a product.
1-6 1 b. Explore the tools, materials, and techniques related to fiber arts.• Combine fiber arts with other artistic media.
1-6 1-57c. Demonstrate the ability to express ideas through fiber art projects. 
1-63-5, 7, 81-53-7d. Demonstrate the ability to discuss, review, and solve problems related to the creation of personal art work and the art work of others.• Create projects using any of the following: tie-dye, weaving, batik, basketry, natural fibers and dyes, silk painting and surface design, textile design, soft sculpture, crochet, knitting, costume design, sewing, and needle work.
1-7   e. Recognize the possibilities of combining and integrating two or more fiber related media, as well as the possibility of combining fiber arts with other artistic media. 
    History and Culture 
71-82-51-7a. Discuss and explore the variety of fabric surface designs used in various world cultures.• Discuss the reasons why certain styles have evolved throughout different regions of the world.
 1-92-51-7b. Discuss and explore the variety of weavings used in various world cultures.• Explore natural dyes used by the Alaska Natives and other cultures.
71-91, 21-7c. Identify the relationship between historical periods and cultures by viewing fiber artwork.• Identify and describe a variety of techniques and styles used by different fiber artists from a variety of cultures and historic periods.
41, 3, 4, 7, 81-51-8d. Understand the relationship of the history of basketry to the Alaska Native cultures.• Identify possible careers using fiber arts and discuss the ways history and culture have affected these opportunities.

*Prerequisite: Introduction to Art or instructor's approval

    Evaluation and Analysis 
71-81, 21-6a. Use and understand the different criteria for evaluating surface design, basketry, weaving, knitting, sculpture, etc.• Use written, oral, or performance methods to respond to fiber arts.
  1, 2 b. Apply the principles and elements of art to evaluate a specific work of fiber art.• Use description, analysis, interpretation, and judgment to critique fiber arts.
 1-81, 21-4c. Recognize craftsmanship, function, originality, technique, and design of several different pieces of fiber art.• Critique personal work and the work of peers.
 1-81-51-7d. Evaluate and critique historical and contemporary forms of art. 
  3-51-7e. Accept and offer constructive criticism. 
71-81-51-7f. Demonstrate sensitivity to both traditional and self-expressive applications of art. 
    Aesthetic Perception 
 4, 7, 81-61-8a. Identify and discuss the characteristics of successful fiber art.• Discuss the impact of fiber arts and aesthetic experiences upon contemporary life and society.
71-83-51-8b. Recognize that personal opinions are a reflection of past experience, beliefs, and culture.• Discuss the impact of cultural beliefs upon fiber art work.
  3-51-8c. Demonstrate the capacity to maintain a discussion and share opinions.• Demonstrate sensitivity to the diversified experiences and personal preferences that people embrace through the arts.
     • Discuss issues related to aesthetics, artists, values in art, and other related topics.

• Concept assimilation and demonstration
• Creativity
• Participation in class
• Public exhibit of art
• Rubric
• Safety habits
• Skill growth and manipulatives
• Time on task
• Working to assignment parameter

*Prerequisite: Introduction to Art or instructor's approval