Textile Design and Contemporary Crafts at CAST

Fifth Grade artists in Ms. Swabon’s Visual Arts class used the structural elements of art and the organizational principles of design to create their textile jewelry. They chose a color scheme and selected coordinating fiber loops, wire, and beads to complete their work of art. In addition, they studied and created their own weavings. Weaving is acknowledged as one of the oldest surviving crafts in the world. The tradition can be traced back to Neolithic times, while fiber twisting, the raw material needed for weaving to develop, further dates back to between 20,000 and 30,000 years ago.