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Re: I need help

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Nancy Walkup (walkup)
Thu, 24 Apr 1997 08:23:10 CST6CDT

Dear Jassen:

We have curriculum materials and links to Latino Art & Culture
on our web site:

Look under "art curriculum."


> Date: Thu, 24 Apr 1997 08:16:22 -0400
> From: Aileen Maconi <aileen.maconi>
> To: jassen ceci <jceci>
> Cc: artsednet
> Subject: Re: I need help

> jassen ceci wrote:
> >
> > I have to do a lesson on different culture, and I have done
> > African art. I would like to do some Latin American art,but it has to
> > included some visual project, and a game. I have no ideas, the only
> > thing I can think of is string designs. It could be with any age
> > group,but I perfer elemantary school level.
> > HELP!
> > --
> > MZE
> Oaxacan Masks
> I recently did a lesson based on Oaxacan woodcarvings. It was actually a
> unit designed for 8th grade but could easily be adapted to a higher or
> lower grade level and you could do a one two or three day lesson out of
> it if you don't want to have an extended project.
> First we looked at some examples of Oaxacan animal woodcarvings form the
> book:Oaxacan Woodcarvings: The Magic In The Trees by Shepard Barbash.
> There is also an audio-visual program available by Crizamac called
> Oaxaca Valley of Myth and Magic. After looking at examples the class
> discussed what folk art is; the Mexican culture; and art elements like
> pattern, contrast, and papier-mache, (we eventually made papier-mache
> animal head could do them out of poster board which the kids
> could paint the patterns on or use coloured construction paper cut outs
> for their patterns and glue them on.)
> The first step was to do 4-5 thumbnails of different animals. Once one
> was picked, the kids then did 3 to 4 sketches of pattern ideas, each
> with three colours and repeating shapes. Once this is complete you can
> have the kids design and cut out their animal masks...(make them as 3-d
> as the childrens' ability and your equipment allows), paint or paste on
> their pattern. To complete the project the kids can have a parade
> wearing them as would happen during festival parades in Mexico.
> Aileen
Nancy Walkup, Project Coordinator
North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts
PO Box 5098, University of North Texas
Denton, TX 76203
817/565-3986 FAX 817/565-4867