Dream Catcher Workshop
Posted 10/02/2015 11:48AM
Over 15 Forman students participated in a dream catcher workshop on Saturday, September 26th. Arts Teacher Sandra Garcia taught them about the history of dream catchers and then led them through the process of creating their own.
“I researched their history and found out about the materials Ojibwa and Lakota Tribes use to make dream catchers,” Garcia explained. She then collected grape vines, artificial sinew, leather scraps, feathers, and beads. “I wanted to use traditional materials so that the kids could learn a bit about more authentic dream catchers, rather than the ones made commercially. I like the type of art activities which teach kids about different cultures,” she added.
The event was coordinated after several students requested it, and their interest and excitement showed afterwards. “It was a blast making the dream catchers because it was all-natural and everyone's was different, whereas when you buy them in a store they are all the same,” Hannah Drill ’16 said.