The Dream Rocket Project – Room 10

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Our finished piece is on display at the Boot Mills in Lowell, now through November 15 November 30!

Conant Elementary Art

Some time last year, I was notified about the option to participate in a collaborative art project with my students, and I jumped at the chance.  I asked our new 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Antonuccio, because I knew she loved creating many things out of fiber, just like I do.

The International Fiber Collaborative has been organizing these amazing collaborative fiber art installations for years, and are currently working on one that will use 8,000 pieces of art to wrap a replica Saturn V rocket at the US Space & Rocket Center in the spring of 2015.

Third graders in room 10 learned about their heritage before school started, and this information was the jumping off point for a radial design embroidery project.  Students explored the skill of embroidery for the first time while working on this project. Using colors from the flags of ones heritage, a radial design was created…

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