Sunday, February 12, 2012

Kimono Collages

I've seen ideas for this project a few places, but the one that comes to mind was over at Blue Moon Palette. I loved the idea of using patterned origami paper as a textile for designing a Japanese kimono. Each student selected a sheet of origami paper for the main design. They then added scraps of other patterns and solids to create the binding, sash, belt, sleeves etc. We discussed being mindful of what colors and patterns worked well together. Some choices were bolder than others, but they all worked so well! Final touches were mounting on a square of black or white paper and adding a paper border.

This is a great lesson to combine with textile design, art history, world art, fashion, or even just the basics of color, pattern, composition etc.


Miriam Paternoster said...

really fantastic!!

Renée Collins said...

Thanks. They really loved this lesson, and it shows!

Renee! said...

Great job! I love them!

Rina said...

getting ready to teach it this morning! I'll let you know how it goes.

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