2011-11-24 / Features

SF Art Students Make Clothes Out Of Fond Materials


Pictured are mannequins on loan from Shippensburg University modeling the fashions. Pictured are mannequins on loan from Shippensburg University modeling the fashions. Making traditional clothes out of nontraditional materials was the assignment recently given to the Southern Fulton 3-D art studio class by their visiting student teacher from Shippensburg University, Jason Durham.

Durham is in his fourth full week of student teaching with cooperating teacher Mrs. Carolyn Mottern, and this was the first assignment that he developed and presented to his new students. The class was shown various examples of clothing made out of recyclable items and “scraps” such as matchsticks, popscicle sticks and zip ties. They were then given the task of bringing found materials from home to create and model clothes of their own.

The 24 students in the class rose to the challenge and made a variety of outfits and accessories from the materials that they provided.

Once the fashions were created, the students had to model their projects in front of about 75 students and faculty from Southern Fulton High School. They wrote a description of the attire that they made and “walked the catwalk” to music of their choice in front of the crowd of onlookers and the members of the photography class, who served as paparazzi.

The projects from left to right are:

“Plastic bag dress” by Spencer Lampley, Duct tape hat and accessories by Courtney Caro.

“Red and black card dress” by Kristi Clippinger.

“Candy wrapper vest” by Leeanna Mellott and “Multi-colored bag skirt” by Mikayla Harrison.

“Black garbage bag gown” by Cassie Barnhard.

The projects will be on display in the SFHS lobby through the Christmas concerts in early December.

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