Tuesday, March 2, 2010

4th grade Oaxacan animals and Mexican rugs

The 4th graders learned about the bright wooden animals carved in the Oaxacan region of Mexico. Since we dont have the tools or first aid kits for wood carving, the children drew the animal outlines on canvas. They used tempera paint to paint solid colors on both sides and then added patterns in paint and or craypas. The animals were stuffed slightly and sewn together. The students then created a striped "rug" as a colorful backdrop also inspired by the crafts of Mexico.

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