Monday, 25 September 2017

Wearable arts 2017

For the past 9 weeks we have been creating our costumes for wearable arts. Wearable arts is when you pick a festival and create a costume dedicated to that festival. Me, Cleo and Emma made our costume about the cherry blossom festival. The cherry blossom festival we based ours on is in america ( there are two of the one is in japan). Japan sent over thousands of cherry blossom trees in 1912 as a peace offering. We have 2 parts two our dress it is a skirt and a top. The skirt is made by individually  plaiting strips of newspaper. This took a long time to do because it takes a bit too make one plait and this costume has a lot of the plaits. There are also origami paper cherry blossoms. We put these on the skirt they kind of look like vines. The top is ironed plastic bags paper mache. We then pained it white. The back has an open back with pink ribbon lacing it up. Emma also made a beautiful flower crown out of real flowers. She is going to make another one because the one in the photos have died.  Everything went well but sometimes it didn't go so well because they kept painting the top again and again when we didn't need to but we sorted it all out. I am the model and that means when we do the show i'm wearing the costume.  



  1. Kate you looked amazing! I loved the effort you put into your skirt and the way you platted the newspaper. It was really effective! Are you happy with the finished product? Congratulations on getting 2nd place last night, you guys really deserved it! Miss H

  2. Hi my name is Carl, I'm from Panmure Bridge school. Your wearable art is beautiful. I also like how you explain the cherry blossom festival. I think you put a lots of effort to do that. Keep it up!


  3. Kia Ora Kate

    Hi it’s Allie, and I will be one of the people blogging with you this summer for the Summer Learning Journey.

    I really enjoyed the wearable arts this year. I think the effort that your group put into it was great. You deserved the award that you got. I idea of basing your costume around a festival was a really good.

    We are thrilled that you've registered for the Summer Learning Journey with us. I know it can sometimes be tricky to get started. I have included a link to the week one activities, but remember, you can do them in any order! Check out the activities on our website, and then post your responses to the activities here on your blog site.

    I am so excited to read all of your posts!


    Allie :)


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