Abstract Landscape Weavings
Coil Sculptures
This high school lesson explores basic weaving techniques through the abstraction of realistic landscape images. Students first learn about African kente cloth, Peruvian weavings, and Navajo weavings before creating their own unique project. They then use a landscape image and manipulate both the shapes and colors into an abstracted image weaving.
In this lesson, high school students create woven coil sculptures. They first discuss the use of containers and sculptures in society, and then look at the same uses in Ancient Greek sculpture and present day Zulu baskets. Students are encouraged to create a unique sculpture that explores the woven coil technique.