On September 24, the world folk art and crafts students at New Haven High School will be presenting a papier-mâché float for the 2016 Balloon parade.
The world folk art and crafts students have been working on this float since the first day of school. The students of the classroom have had to brainstorm ideas and agree on a design to begin. Some of the ideas they came up with were Mount Rushmore, the Oval Office, or crafting the Declaration of Independence.
The students have been working on the papier-mâché float in the art classroom, with the help of their teacher Mrs. Borcherding. Mrs. Borcherding had this to say about the project:
“I decided to have 3D art participate in the parade, because I think that having students work on ‘real’ projects rather than items just for school is more beneficial for everyone involved. It motivates students to do well, because people will see their work rather than turning in a project that is just graded and passed back. Participating in the parade is also a way to get the students active in their community. Creating a good float will provide entertainment for the community and hopefully encourage little kids to get involved with other community events too.”
What will the world folk art and crafts students display, you ask? The classroom has been working on a papier-mâché float that will go along with a presidential theme.
Though the exact plans are confidential for now, here is a sneak-peek of the general idea: the students are making the floats with papier-mâché heads that they will be wearing, and the presidents will be guided by the “secret service agents” (i.e. other students).
Though nothing more can be said without revealing secrets, the students hope you come see the world folk art and crafts float and cheer them on for their hard work.
The parade will begin at 1:30 p.m. on September 24. It will begin at Circle Park, turn right on Maupin Avenue, turn left on Emmons, left on Douglas, and will cross Highway 100 at the American Legion onto Park Drive. The parade will continue along Park Drive to the city park. Come and support the New Haven world folk art and crafts class.