Life Transformation Quilt

Metamorphasis Lesson.pdf

Dublin Core


Life Transformation Quilt




When exploring metamorphosis we can begin to see ourselves, others, and the world around us in terms of transformation. Learners will create a four square life transformation quilt that represents the metamorphosis of their lives past, present and future. By creating a life transformation quilt, learners can begin to recognize the different stages of life that they have already experienced and see how they may transform in the future. Not only looking at people but at material objects, art, and the universe learners can see how evolution is constantly happening around them. It is important that we show learners that nothing is static, everything is changing and that they can shape their future by the choices they make every day.


Ginger Henson


René Portocarrero, Springtime, 1955.9
Elliot Daingerfield, The Moon Path, 1990.22.2
Paul Soldner, Vase, 1987.11


Handheld Art


Columbia Museum of Art

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7 classes


Visual Arts Standards:
VA7-1.3 Select and apply the most effective materials, techniques, and
processes to communicate his or her experiences and ideas through the
VA7-1.4 Use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner
VA7-2.4 Describe, both orally and in writing, the ways that his or her use of
organizational principles and expressive features evoke the ideas he or
she intended to convey in a work of visual art.

CCSS Standard:
ELA-Literacy.W.7.3d Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.
ELA-Literacy.W.7.3e Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events.


-Learners will create a four square life transformation quilt that represents the metamorphosis of their lives past, present and future.
-Learners will look closely at their lives, the lives of others and the natural world and see how their choices, environment can greatly affect who they are and who they are to become.
-Learners will look at historical/contemporary story quilts and other art images to see how art can conceptualize transformation and stories of our lives.
-Learners will think critically about ways to transform their lives and the lives of others in order to be positive contributing members of their community and the world at large by creating story quilts and writing a 1 page reflective story about their four panels.


Needle and thread
Fabric Glue
Acrylic/or fabric paint
Paint brushes

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