Paper Weavings inspired by mixed media artist Christine Morla

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 basic elements of weaving and explore color, shape, texture and composition.  As Christine has collaborated with others, students collage their individual pieces together as one artwork.

The artwork below was produced in AVID classrooms at DeAnza Academy of Technology and the Arts, Cabrillo Middle School, Anacapa Middle School and Rio del Valle Middle School. These Learning To See Outreach residencies were generously funded by the California Arts Council.

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