RE: [art_education] folk art
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[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Jessica
Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 12:51 PM
Subject: [art_education] folk art
I am looking for suggestions on a good folk art lesoon for 6th grade.
I have a very large class that needs a lot of attention, so I am hoping
for something that will not require a ton of supplies..
Any help would be wonderful!
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- Greetings Jessica,
Many of my middle school lessons were inspired by folk art.
Did you have any particular culture in mind? Are you interested in 2-D
or 3-D projects? Mask making is always a big motivator. If you don't
have supplies for maskmaking, consider the masks of Eric Straw using
recycled corrugated cardboard.
You could use Mexican Folk Art Masks for inspiration. Jan Hillmer sent
me a good site for Mexican Folk art masks.
Students could make masks with layers of cardboard. Paint - or color
with oil pastels.
Oaxacan style paper mache is always a hit. I did my lesson with 6th
graders before I did it with seventh grade. You can do it with or
without wire (just using foil for legs and tails).
Decide on what culture - then narrow down the possibilies.
Animals are a good theme for nearly all cultures.
Weaving is always good... and many like doing weaving towards the end
of the year. They find it keeps kids on task.
For American Folk art - maybe browse some sites I have listed:
I really like Haitian folk art paintings - fanciful jungle paintings.
I have a lesson using markers:
My students really enjoyed making tin lizards (from foil tooling) -
Haitian inspired (from steel drum art).
--- In email@example.com, "Jessica" <kermit_al@y...> wrote:
> Hello everyone!
> I am looking for suggestions on a good folk art lesson for 6th
- Tha above picture shows Warli art where figures are not shown as stck images but one trangular shape on top of another to make the human form.This is a traditional form of painting in Maharshtra,India called "WARLI ART".Farmers adorned their walls with these paintings.Cow dung paste was first smeared on the walls.After it dried up rice flour paste was used to make these murals.You could teach the students to draw human form like this too.KamlaChennai,India.
- Please let me know if you would like to teach folk art of India.There is so much to learn from the all the states we have.I teach 'Warli " &" Madhubani" art which is very interesting for children because it is based on folklore.Kamla,Chennai,India
- I'm interested!
> Please let me know if you would like to teach folk art of India.There is
> so much to learn from the all the states we have.I teach 'Warli " &"
> Madhubani" art which is very interesting for children because it is based
> on folklore.
- I am not familiar with this art at all, and would love to know about it. Is it something elementary art students would enjoy and be able to do?
- Please give me a week's time to prepare the art work with images for Warli art.I will send it in the first week of October........... if that is okay?Kamla,Chennai,India
- Rather than e-mail the images, you can post them to this group. Visit the home page at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/art_education and click on the "Photos" link on the left column. You can then upload the image so that everyone on the list can see it, not just a few. After you upload them, post this fact to the group so they'll know they are there.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, kamla ravikumar <kamla_rk@...> wrote:
> Please give me a week's time to prepare the art work with images for Warli art.I will send it in the first week of October........... if that is okay?