I don't have a simple lesson involving Kachina's but I have
taken my own kachina dolls to school for a sequence of lessons.
1st: Drawing from observation
2nd: We did drypoint prints from plastic plates and collograph prints
3rd: Finally we made paper mache kachinas on wire armatures
(sorry no photos)
There are lots of books out there on Kachinas and the Hopi beliefs.
It is a very complex topic so don't try to do more than touch on the
subject. Keep in the students minds that this is a religion with many
sacred and secret ways. They should approach it respectfully.
My work shown was done by 8th graders. This year I think we will
do storytellers out of clay.
Woody in KC
brenda robson wrote:
> Anyone have a simple lesson on kachina dolls? Our seventh grade teacher
> is studying them.
> Brenda Robson