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RE: [teacherartexchange] African Art unit

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From: Deb (surreal70_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Aug 02 2005 - 10:12:16 PDT


Hello All, Tracey has an important point. I think there are more and perhaps less expensive materials to do a mask project. What about textile resist? I have used gel glue 9washable) as a resist. It is easy to get, reasonably priced, and works well.

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From: SIZANA [mailto: atla@mweb.co.za]

To: teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu

Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2005 16:15:58 +0200

Subject: [teacherartexchange] African Art unit

Hi All<br><br>A question: why do we always get stuck on masks when we discuss African<br>Art? Is this not just taking the easy way out? If you take the whole<br>continent into consideration, the culture of masks is practiced in a<br>relatively small portion. Mural art, body decoration (piercing, body<br>painting) and personal adornment (jewelry) is much more widespread.<br><br>Come to think of it, body art and the varying ideas of beauty could make<br>for a very interesting lesson, especially if it is compared with modern<br>Western ideas of beauty.<br><br>Tracey in Durban, South Africa<br><br><br>---<br>To unsubscribe go to <br>http://www.getty.edu/education/teacherartexchange/unsubscribe.html>

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