Archive for June, 2011

FDL Natural Resources Teach Students to Use Compass

Students learned to applique beads on the front of a small leather pouch. Pouches held a compass. Over the winter students spent time with Fond du Lac’s Natural Resource scientist and community members learning how to read and use their compass properly. Funded through Success for the Future.

Mural Project – Cross Cultural Discussions with Local Elder

Posted by | Filed under South Ridge, Teaching Tolerance grant | Jun 14, 2011 | No Comments

The goal of the mural was to depict the history of the people from the area. Families had lived for generations as neighbors but knew little about each other. Based on the four seasons, the sky was painted in monochromatic blues showing historical images of our original people, the Ojibwe, involved in traditional seasonal activities […]

Jeff Tibbett’s Soapstone Sculpture

Posted by | Filed under South Ridge, Success for the Future grant | Jun 13, 2011 | No Comments

Artist Jeff Tibbett’s worked with high school students in the art studio carving soapstone. Students prepared themselves by completing a series of conte’crayon drawings of animal skeletons and their muscle construction.  Based in observation of animals and the human figure, Mr. Tibbett’s has completed figurative work in iron, stone, copper, bronze, antler and bone. Students learned […]

Joyce LaPort’s Faceless Dolls

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Artist LaPort worked with students in grades 3-12 making a faceless doll. The doll was first made for Ms. LaPort as a gift from her Grandmother. As a young girl Ms. LaPort  spent a lot of time with her Grandmother. Her Grandmother wanted to teach Joyce how to use the needle and thread. Between their […]