Poetry with Brian Miller
In my last article about ASAP, Brian Miller, an area poet, was teaching students about poetry. The second week of poetry writing was an exiting one! Brian had compiled the haikus written the week prior into a booklet called Walk in Nature: Series of Haikus. Brian then shared that there are other types of poems such as acrostic, free verse, and ode. He read examples of each poem type and explained how to write them. Students then worked on their own poems in the various styles.
Stephanie Schroth, our Director of Education, wanted the students to be able to present their poetry publicly. The Geenbean Coffee House was happy to provide the students with time to present during their weekly open stage night. Ryan Alden, of Refuge Youth Network, provided transportation to and from Evergreen Manors. This was a great learning experience for the students as many had never been in that type of environment. The students enjoyed their time at Greenbean Coffee House so much that in the future we will be looking for other ways to get students and their art out into the community.
Coil Basketry with Julie Berliner
Julie Berliner, a fiber artist, was our guest teacher for the past two weeks. She taught the students how to make coil baskets. Coil baskets are made of a long coil cord which is spiral wrapped around itself and fastened together with sticking. Baskets using the coil technique have been used by the southwest Native American tribes and in Africa. Students used yarn in various colors to make their coil baskets. Learning quickly, many of the students were able to complete their baskets and help others on their own project.
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