Tomorrow morning I will be presenting my Art lovers speech to a class of Chicago 5th graders for my effective speaking class final.
This involves a speech on an artist and an art project for the kids.
My adaptation for 5th graders (I made this one)
It is patterns cut from magazines and origami paper in simple shapes (circles, squares, triangles) glued to a strip of white poster board (glossy side up!) holes are punched at either end and shapes are cut out leaving some space around the edges. The charms are then tied together with thin string and a long string is attached at either end, long enough to slip over the head. Cute, right? I'm not so good with kids so I'm a bit nervous. I need to keep them occupied for an hour.
Side note: today I realized the big difference to going to school for fashion in Chicago and going to school for fashion in New York. In New York they are interning at fashion magazines during their freshmen year. In Chicago we are happy if we get to dress models for a fashion show once every other quarter.