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Down on the Farm

Shout out to Denise Manzione, BTSALP Arts Coordinator in Tooele School District and the students at Vernon and Ibapah Elementary Schools. Both of these schools are 2 room school houses in farm/ranch communities.  Students were studying wool and how it is processed (in Ibapah quite a few already knew because they raise sheep).  Wool was purchased from Utah’s Ag in the Classroom, but some of the students offered to run home and sheer a sheep if we needed more! The wool was dyed using Kool-Aid and coffee. Then students created faces and rolled it between sheets of bubble wrap to wet felt it.  Their patience was tried because it took quite a bit of time to get a finished art piece, AND the bubble wrap was just calling to them to be popped! This was a fun project and they learned they have an art resource right in their backyards!

Trish Saccomano
Trish Saccomano
Trish is the lead Professional Development Partner for the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program - University of Utah region. She works with the visual artists and elementary school students. She is also on the faculty of the Consumer and Family Studies Department at the University of Utah.

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