Archive for the ‘Scroll-A-Thon’ Category

Planning a School-Wide Scroll-a-Thon With Steven & William!

January 19, 2010

Good morning, everyone!

Today is a sad day for the 4Fives. For the past like two weeks or so, Steven and William (Bee’s brothers!) have been at PS 58 everyday to do a Scroll-a-Thon with the whole school.  It has been mad fun!  The 4Fives got to help them with everything, and plus Bee made us video tape everything so that we could document it.

But before Steven and William came to do the project, we got to go to their studio and do the whole thing with them!  It was really fun. We are a really lucky class because we always get to go to their studio and other artist studios too.

Keep checking back because we are going to post videos and pictures of the school Scroll-a-Thon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love,

Ray

The 4Fives Work on an Upcycling Project With S&W

January 6, 2010

Hello Everyone I am going to tell you about our first trip to visit Steven and William!!!

When we went to Steven and William’s studio we worked on an upcycling project.  What we did is we watched Steven was cutting a big piece of trimming leftover from a place called the Invisible Dog. William said that we are working with buckles that were going to be thrown away, but that he rescued them to work on a project. And he said that these buckles are very dirty. They told us that our job was to string the buckles onto the trimmings.  We were going to add these to a chandelier they were making for their studio.

We started doing it and everyone had a lot of buckles and we worked as fast as we could. Bee said we were having a competition and we all said “WHAT” then we went back to work and Ray was saying “This is hard”.  But we had to finish these strips because if we didn’t finish it, then Steven and William were not going to hang it up.

We took a break for lunch and we ate lunch as quick as possible because we had to finish our competition.

We are really lucky that we did finish it. It was cool.

Love,

Jonathan

Steven and William Introduce The Scroll-A-Thon, Part 2

October 13, 2009

Good morning, everyone!  Bee’s brother’s Steven and William came to see the 4Fives.  We did another Scroll-A-Thon, just like we did last year. It was even better this year, because we had our Superforest team with us!  SFJ and SFJ2 came to be a big part of the Scroll-A-Thon and they made it even more cool.

What I like about the scroll is It is very fun and why I think it is fun is because you can mix the colors up and then it looks beautiful and  I am going to tell you how you make a scroll.

Step 1. Get a cup of  water.

Step 2.  You get any color you like of a strip of fabric.

Step 3.  Dip the end of the fabric in the water.

Step 4.  Roll the fabric up really tightly.

Step 5.  If you want a second color you can add it around your first scroll.  Just repeat steps 1-4.

And those are the details for a Scroll-A-Thon.  It is not that hard.  Oh yeah, and when you get a strip of fabric you have to pull off the threads on the side of it. But it is very fun and you can make it very fat, big, skinny, or you can make it very small  just like mine.  If you want to make it stand up you will have to make it big and fat so it can stand up, but you don’t have to make it big and fat.  You can make it small if you want.  It’s really just up to you. I think that this is what makes the scrolls like art.

AND if you have old clothes, save them!  You can rip them up into strips to make scrolls.  You can make your own scroll, and one day you might be famous for it.

The best part was when William was stitching the scrolls together. That was cool.  Now our scrolls are hanging in our window and they look beautiful.

William talks about his art.

William talks about his art.

William talks to the 4Fives about the Scroll-A-Thon.

William talks to the 4Fives about the Scroll-A-Thon.

Steven answers questions from the 4Fives.

Steven answers questions from the 4Fives.

The Scroll-A-Thon begins!

The Scroll-A-Thon begins!

Taliya begins her scroll.

Taliya begins her scroll.

Travis gets things scrollin'!

Travis gets things scrollin'!

Nick helps Emanuel with his scroll.

Nick helps Emanuel with his scroll.

Emanuel gives it a go on his own...

Emanuel gives it a go on his own...

The 4Fives arrange their scrolls.

The 4Fives arrange their scrolls.

Bee adds her scroll to the mix.

Bee adds her scroll to the mix.

We had a great, great, GREAT day and I hope these brothers come again soon.

Love,

taliya

Taliya