For the 2017/18 school year at ECMS, the Visual Arts & Family and Consumer Sciences (FACs) programs are teaming up to teach STEM electives together this year. The VA/FACs STEM will focus on Paper Making and Engineering. Students will study the process of making paper while considering various materials which could be made into paper. We are currently in the process of contacting area paper based businesses to invite professionals from these industries to visit our students during their STEM elective. Our goal is for students to actually make a paper product with the chosen materials they explore and research; such as dryer lint and organic materials like leaves.
At this time we have all the tools that we need, except the program requires a paper press. We have started a Donor's Choose project called: Paper Press and Go! Please help our students today by donating to the project. We are halfway to our goal and only need about $313 more.
Student Work UPdates...
Wow, I am seeing a lot of progress and growth among all of my students. There are individuals working through a variety of challenges, and whole classes coming together to produce work like a bunch of pros. I am very impressed with them all.
Below is sampling of artworks created by both 7th & 8th grade students on Tracks 1, 2, & 3. There first project is exploring the Element of Line to create a balanced composition which also incorporates contrast to make the subject stand out.