We have discussed the "Pajama Project" a few times in the virtual classroom, and most of our questions and interest centered around the process of transferring the original drawings/watercolors to the computer and then onto the fabric. During our first conversation, we looked at a "Photo Riddle" of St. John's, and there was a lot of excitement around Toad, and during our second conversation, we drew with sharpies and added watercolors for enhancement.
Today, we started our conversation by looking at some of the "final" designs from the on-campus pods.
We were looking at the Brown Room design when Giacomo said,
“Now it’s time to do it with Saul.”
Last week, when we used black sharpies/pens, filled in with watercolors, to draw our pajama designs, Saul chose a rainbow. Today, he was looking at his original design as we worked on the digital drawings. This helped inspire our final, collaborative design.
Rainbow design for the Pajama Project
[looking at Saul's rainbow drawing/watercolor]
You can recreate your rainbow. A rainbow on the St. John’s pajamas would be beautiful. We have so many rainbows at St. John’s.
“But we don’t have enough space for the rainbow.” - Giacomo
What if I clear the whole screen and you and Giacomo can work together on a rainbow? Would you like to work together to create a rainbow design?
“Do you want it totally red?” - Giacomo, 4.3 years
Important information is that we only get four colors. The whole school has to decide together. Today, we can make our drawing any colors we want, but eventually it will only be four colors. Rose drew the red. Giacomo did yellow.
Saul, what color would you like to put under the yellow? Do you want to choose green [he was making green lines]?
“No, red.” - Saul
What’s your favorite color Saul?
“Green.” - Saul [he added green arc]
“Green arc, I did not know that.” - Saul
Together, Saul, Giacomo, and Rose filled in the colors of the rainbow. While Rose started with the red and yellow, Giacomo added the large green and blue, while Saul filled in the green and discussed color choices for the "final" design.
I have one question for you about the rainbow. The rainbow we just drew, we can only have four colors. If you could only have four colors, which ones would you choose.
“I would choose green, pink, and red.” - Saul
“I helped you to make the rainbow with the pen. I’m bringing my colorful ideas back to you.” - Saul, 3.7 years
Now I’m going to take your ideas, and Giacomo’s ideas, back to everyone at school.
Memories of St. John's