After studying Native American art, "Art in Focus" textbook, my students were
instructed to design a Native American blanket pattern, using repeated
geometric shapes and images found in Native American Art. I brought in some
blanket patterns that I have from Sante Fe. Also there are books on Native
American designs that are helpful. These were drawn using Black Sharpie
markers (different tip sizes for variety of line widths) on 8.5" by 11" white
paper. After each drawing was completed (a total of about 50) students, I
xeroxed four of each design and displayed them on our gallery wall in rows of
four down with each students four copies making up each vertical row. I cut
black construction paper triangles to border the entire display, which
resulted in a finished piece of approximately 5 feet by 36 feet. MAKES FOR
A VERY IMPRESSIVE FINISHED DISPLAY PIECE, BUT RELATIVELY SIMPLE TO MAKE.
Could do it again having the students color in their designs!
The language teacher shrunk the designs on the copier and used them for
borders in our literary publication. This project could go on
Good luck, let me know if you take it in other directions!!!