Learning to See LessonPaper Weaving & CollageInspired by Christine Morla

Christine Morla stands as a wonderful role model for children. She is a first generation Filipino-American and local Oxnard girl whose work reflects her cultural heritage and connection to the world — in a very modern way. Having learned Filipino mat weaving as a child from her father, Christine has incorporated these elements into her artwork. Learning to See students learn the same weaving process. They explore color, shape, texture and composition, creating their own paper weaving and flower shapes, similar to Christine. They are prompted to pay attention to how the components ’talk’ to each other on the page. Similar to Christine’s collaborations with others, students mindfully place their individual pieces together as one artwork. The result is a joyous collaborative installation of colors and shapes on the classroom wall!