Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Our A mola is a hand sewn design, usually an animal,made of layers of fabric using the appliqué technique. Molas are sewn on to a blouse and worn by the Kuna Indians of Panama.
Today, Molas are sold as art pieces and vary in cost depending on the size and complexity of the design. My parents lived in Panama for a year and this is a mola they brought back for me:
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We looked at work by the Aboriginal people of Australia. These native Australians would draw on the bark of trees using animals as their subject matter. The animals were drawn and filled in with line and dot patterns.
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The first graders learned about George Rodrigue, an Smerican artist from Louisiana. He painted his dog, Tiffany and his work caught on quickly. He used bright colors, starting with blue then he ventured into dogs of other colors.
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Saturday, December 13, 2014
Sunday, December 7, 2014
We did a lot with leaves...just ask the 3rd graders. We were all about fall!!! We did a painting of fall trees reflecting in the water. These are currently on display in the 5th grade/art room hall.
We also drew leaves realistically looking at photos of leaves. This taught us to observe and look carefully at our subject matter. We discussed line and value.
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