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Lesson Plans

Re: molas

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Charlotte Griswold (griswald)
Sat, 21 Sep 1996 20:11:05 -0700

I, too, wanted to make molas with middle school students, and could
never figure out how, but I did find an exciting compromise with a
different project. I had the kids, (6th graders) use Northwest Indian
images as their templates, and they built up, rather than cut out. They
made the background mask out of one color, and then using 3-4 different
colors, cut out the same facial section, but slightly smaller each time
so that a bit of the color of the previous segment shows around the
edge. It is very effective, and quite alluring. If you do enough
levels, it is 3-d. I have two that I made with the kids framed in my
house. They are quite remarkable. If this is not clear, e-mail me and
I will try to re-explain.

Later, Charlotte Griswold griswald Oak Hill Middle School "Jumping to conclusions is poor excercise."