Sunday, April 26, 2015


Paper Quilling – Grade Three

Third graders study Colonial America, so we learned about the popular colonial art of paper quilling.  Students created a design of their choice and were required to incorporate three different scrolls in their design.  The backgrounds were then painted using liquid water color paints.

The art of quilling dates back centuries. It first appeared as a substitute for metal filigree during the 14th century. It was originally known as paper filigree or paper rolling. The craft got the name quilling during American colonial times. Back then, feather quills and porcupine quills were used to wind the coils. This is an old craft that has been popular at various times in history.

Students will 1.1 Use a variety of materials and media, for example, crayons, chalk, paint, clay, various kinds of papers, textiles, and yarns, and understand how to use them to produce different visual effects 1.2 Create artwork in a variety of two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) media, for example: 2D – drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, weaving; 3D – plastic (malleable) materials such as clay and paper, wood, or found objects for assemblage and construction 1.3 Learn and use appropriate vocabulary related to methods, materials, and techniques 1.4 Learn to take care of materials and tools and to use them safely 2.1 For color, explore and experiment with the use of color in dry and wet media


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