Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Day 8 at Greater Latrobe High School

Progress on the mobile has been very good.  This class of 13 students has proven to be very creative, helpful and eager to work.  Our initial plan was to only include the silk scarves but upon further thought we may include some simple aluminum sculptures to pull the piece together.  Today and tomorrow we will finish cleaning the scarves, gluing them to the pre-drilled dowel rods and will start placing the scarves.  So far our only glitch has been in geting the paper removed from the scarves.  However, with a good soak in the water, the students have been very positive about the extra work.

With the help of our fly tying fisherman, Dan, we have used the fishing line to great advantage in order to keep the idea that the scarves are suspended magically in the air.  All of the students have helped to iron the pieces between paper so we do not ruin any of the irons from the sewing studio. This class is of a fairly short length so on Thursday I will stay later to finish up the scarves on the dowels as necessary.  Monday, Rick will help us actually install the final mobile piece in the center lobby of the school.

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