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RE: Art of India


From: houstonia nerd (houstonianerd_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Jul 21 2004 - 19:00:13 PDT

Hi Jan -
Multicultural Studio Art Projects for Secondary students by Susan Hogan has images of the chalk paintings...actually there is a chapter on art of India - it's a pretty good resource.
It looks like the sidewalk paintings may be called Rangolis. I can't do an image search at the moment, I have to write a paper...
Feel free to email me personally if you have more questions about the book, it may take a couple days, but I will be happy to respond - Dawn

"Hillmer, Jan" <> wrote:
Do you have any pics of these? A parent was after me to do this a couple years ago, as our school takes a day to learn about Diwali. One of the coolest things I know about Diwali is that families that celebrate it decorate their sidewalks and even streets with a colored substance. If memory serves me right, the substance is a rice flour. Anyway, I remember looking into those drawings.... a long time ago. It reminded me of the SW sandpaintings and also Mandalas.

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From: houstonia nerd []
Sent: Tue 7/20/2004 11:10 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: Art of India

I've made pinch pots for Diwali lamps. It was fun and successful.
They are called diwas and are used at New Year's festivals that fall in Oct or Nov.


"Hillmer, Jan" wrote:

This fall I'd like to spend some time working with my students learning about the arts of India. Does anyone have some good suggestions for overview booksand/or lessons? I'd like to get a bit of a headstart on the learning so I can get an idea of what to cover with my elementary kids. Ideas? This geographical area doesn't seem to get a lot of attention, so I am not sure if this is a workable idea, or how this will turn out. Anyway, any leads this wonderful group can give me would be appreciated.


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