Mar 4, 2011
During the past few months I have been working on an art project with students and parents at Ainsworth Elementary. I invited fifty 2nd graders from the Spanish Immersion program to draw their own maps of Portland. Then I scanned a section from each of their maps and transferred it onto fabric. I asked each student to add his or her fabric place to a large map of Portland.
The students also made paintings of their places, which were transferred onto fabric as well and sewn around the map. The final piece has been completed, thanks to dedicated students, parents and neighbors and will be sold at the annual Redbull Auction in March. Many hours of work by many hands paid off!