The work continued with the quilt theme in the study of Faith Ringgold and Harriet Tubman in the Humanities program. We looked at several examples of the Gee's Bend quilts and talked not only about the patterns created, but about the materials and found cloth used in the construction of the quilts. The students reinforced the lesson of warm and cool colors in choosing the various material to create their "quilt" art. Each student chose a warm or cool color background paper and then shopped for a corresponding patterned paper to create their quilt design. A central design element using a small box had to be designed using the opposite color temperature. The students enjoyed building a warm sculptural or designed element on a cool background and the once again strengthened their cutting and gluing skills. I hung the work this morning in the Montessori hallway so you can all enjoy the finished pieces.