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Re: central/south american art

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Melissa Enderle (enderlml.wi.us)
Tue, 2 Mar 1999 21:23:17 -0600


>I being the art teacher focus on the arts of each country studied. This
>year our theme is Central and South Americas. At this time I have
>information on San Blas Island molas, Ecuadorian weavings and felt
>appliques and Guatemalen worry dolls. My list ends there. Help! Barbara in
>Green Bay
My elementary students studied Mexico and the Americas last year.
Definitely check the Oaxacan art. they make excellent masks, and the most
beautiful creatures from wood - exquisitely painted and well known for
its characteristic dotted details. I would check out the book called (or
something like it) "The Arts and Crafts of Mexico." It gave me MANY ideas
for art lessons: papel picados, lots of Day of the Dead stuff, carved
gourds (I had my first graders transform a clay "gourd" into a gourd
creature), clay Oaxacan creatures, Oaxacan weavings, tin foil
ornaments/decorations, amate bark paper paintings, papier mache stuff,
clay figurines of skeletons (day of the Dead), and so many more. I have
two 3" binders full of info.!

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