The purpose of this article is to report the results of sewing extracurricular activities in SMK PGRI 4 Blitar, related to the participation in a Fashion Festival competition of using recycled materials in commemoration of Earth Day in Blitar, East Java Province, held by the local government. Basically, this activity was intended to reinforce students’ creativity and support mental revolution which mean to make the students were proud and confident of their work through the aesthetic experience. The aesthetic experience has been done by each student while creating natural materials in quilt recycle mix media fashion. This study used a descriptive qualitative approach with an experimental research method. The results of this research emphasized the role of an Art and Culture teachers in supporting the mental revolution program. The teacher had a substantial contribution to the potential development of students, especially in terms of creativity and confidence that have been created through the aesthetic experience. By doing this activity, the students would be intended to have an innovation in designing since it could sharpen their mental and creativity. They could follow current development by utilizing waste environment into a high market value. The materials reviewed in this article were students’ work on fashion sketch designing, creativity process, and finishing product of the recycle fashion.
Gresia Yulistin Susanto, Indonesia University of Education, Indonesia
Stream: Special Education, Learning Difficulties, Disability
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