Skinner West Classical Fine Arts and Technology School, Chicago, IL

Skinner West Classical Fine Arts and Technology School, Chicago, IL

Skinner West Classical Fine Arts and Technology School, Chicago, IL

Created by Skinner West Classical Fine Arts and Technology School, Chicago, IL

Artists: Jeanette, Lila, Jordan, Parker, Hope, Olivia, Payton, Corina, Isabel, Cristina, Eyln, Sophia, Jaden, McKenna, Brendon, & Charlie.

Title: Lost Treasures

Teacher: Mrs. Bovit

Theme: “Don’t Take My Stuff. Tell My Story”

Materials and techniques: Fabric, sequins, fabric glue, paint, sharpies, thread, hand and machine stitching.

Did you enjoy this project? YES!!!

About: Our piece is about four ancient Egyptian artifacts stolen from their homeland: Gold bracelets stolen from an Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Wooden Boat Statues, Head of Nefertiti, and Hieroglyphics of the goddess Isis. These artifacts are all important parts of history that are significant in ancient Egyptian culture.

Skinner West Classical Fine Arts and Technology School, Chicago, IL

Created by Skinner West Classical Fine Arts and Technology School, Chicago, IL

Artists: Victoria, Tailah, Jadon, Taylor, Richard, Emmett, Cora, and Julia

Title: History

Teacher: Mrs. Bovit

Theme: “Don’t Take My Stuff. Tell My Story”

Materials and techniques: Paint, fabric markers, fabric. Hand and machine stitching.

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About: This art quilt shows two artifacts: The Rosetta Stone, a carving that unlocked the meaning of hieroglyphics and eventually language & the coffin of Shesepamuntayesher an Egyptian woman from 2,600 years ago that was laid to rest in hopes of an eternal afterlife but instead has been traveling the world but is finally being returned to Egypt.

Skinner West Classical Fine Arts and Technology School, Chicago, IL

Created by Skinner West Classical Fine Arts and Technology School, Chicago, IL

Artists: Mila, Huiyi, Emilieanna, Luka, Sarah, Benjamin, Charles, Nell, Julia, Summer, Grace, Ian and Larissa

Title: Stolen Egypt

Teacher: Mrs. Bovit

Theme: “Don’t Take My Stuff. Tell My Story”

Materials and techniques: Felt, sequins, fabrics, paint, and Sharpie marker. Hand and machine sewing.

Did you enjoy this project? YES!!!

About: This art depicts three artifacts stolen from Egypt: King Tut’s sarcophagus, Anubis (the protector and guide of souls in the afterlife), and The Louvre’s Egyptian Frescos. The hieroglyphics on the work translate to “Free Me” because King Tut’s sarcophagus is not in its homeland. This art shows the beauty of such objects and makes people aware of what has happened to them.

Skinner West Classical Fine Arts and Technology School, Chicago, IL

Created by Skinner West Classical Fine Arts and Technology School, Chicago, IL

Artists: Stanley, Alex, Arly, Kennedy, Solomon, Asata, Michael, Zoe, Austin, James, & Ethan

Title: There Is No Place Like Home

Teacher: Mrs. Bovit

Theme: “Don’t Take My Stuff. Tell My Story”

Materials and techniques: Assorted fabrics, thread, paint marker, sewing machine, fabric glue, and Sharpie marker. Hand stitching.

Did you enjoy this project? YES!

About: Our art represents the journey of three artifacts. One is the sign of a good leader that traveled from its home to NY and then back to Egypt. Another is a crown originally from Jordan, stolen and taken to England. The final middle one is the mask of Ka-Nefer-Nefer which was taken from Egypt to St. Louis. All of these artifacts fit under the title, “There Is No Place Like Home” because they were all taken to another place from their home, where they belong.

Skinner West Classical Fine Arts and Technology School, Chicago, IL

Created by Skinner West Classical Fine Arts and Technology School, Chicago, IL

Artists: Jerry, Mathilda, Xavier, Diego, David, Emma, Amina, Maya, Alexis

Title: The Long Journey

Teacher: Mrs. Bovit

Theme: “Don’t Take My Stuff. Tell My Story”

Materials and techniques: Paper, pencil, marker, fabric, thread. Hand and machine sewing.

Did you enjoy this project? YES!!!

About: Every day artifacts are stolen and sold. This fiber art piece tells the story of historic coins looted from Iraq by Isis, a treasure plate smuggled from Turkey, and the goddess Bastet from Egypt. These items tell the culture and history and should be returned to their home country.