Resources for Teachers and Learners
Teaching about Gee’s Bend Art
Quilts and Prints:
Young People Respond to Gee’s Bend Art
With the expert help of a talented block print artist and teacher, Elaine Elledge, we embarked on an eight-month-long project to study the fabric artists of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. The challenge of emulating the unique artistic concepts in the Gee’s Bend artwork to make our quilts and block prints was both formidable and thrilling.
Eleven of my students were featured during the month of December at Schlow Library’s art gallery. Student writings about their creative process are on display alongside the quilts and prints in the photo gallery below. I hope you will enjoy the photos of the show below, the article in the Centre County Gazette, and the Schlow Library podcast.