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Re: kachina dolls

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Bicyclken_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Wed Aug 15 2001 - 17:22:14 PDT


In a message dated 08/15/2001 2:51:57 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
robsonbrenda@hotmail.com writes:

> Anyone have a simple lesson on kachina dolls?

I did a big project with my Art 2 class using the Kachina doll as a subject.
 They were abstracted by using three drawings, one a close up second, a small
complete outline drawing and third was an upper half. They could be
different or the same. Take tracing paper and overlap the drawings so that
there is movement and rhythm as well as a center of interest and balance.
Lastly an Indian border design was over lapped in an area of emphasis. A
color scheme was used and ten colors that range in values from almost white
to almost black. Inside the border colors 1-5 were used with the lightest
being 1 and darkest 10. Outside the border design colors 6-10 were used.
They worked out great. I used coloring books and books on Kachinas that I
got from the book store.

Ken Schwab

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