John Moffet Public Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA
Workshop Organizer – Rachel Bliss (Artist)
Leaves were created by children under the mentor ship of artist Rachel Bliss while in residence at John Moffet Public Elementary School courtesy of Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture. Inspiration for leaf designs were a response to many lively discussions on the topics of human/nature food/industry child slave labor/fair trade family/identity and the poetry of Naomi Shihab Nye.
Materials used: Fabric scraps, marbled paper, glue, acrylic paint, sharpies, food wrappers, glitter, wax and thread.
Artists: Zahra, Giancarlos, Nazhua, Hector, Shai, Amir, Jude, Fatih, Salsabel, Maryiam, Elijah, Lamiah, Sundus, Dala, Freda, Haya, Roasalie, Hadeel, Serhat, Fatimah, Leiliane, Zamarit, Mandy, Kiana