Thursday, May 23, 2013


Last stop of the year....Africa!

 Each year we highlight art from a different part of the world.  This year we are attempting to cover a whole continent!  The students in all grade levels are leaning about the geography of Africa and getting a brief introduction to the many countries and cultures.  

A special thank you goes out to Mr. Hatos who was kind enough to let us borrow some of his treasures from South Africa.  Also, to Mrs. PoPoola for kindly offering up her time to come in to share with the students what it was like to grow up in Nigeria.  

Each grade level took on a different art project:

Kindergarten: Faux Kente Cloth stamped with our version of African Andinkra stamps
First Grade:  African Animals
Second Grade:  Painted Gourd Birdhouses with African designs
Third Grade:  African Folktales, the students are working in groups to write their own folktale, creating puppets inspired by the animals of Africa and performing them for their classmates.
Fourth Grade:  African paper mache masks out of recycled milk jugs
Fifth Grade:  Textile design creating their own t-shirts with African inspired images using a faux version of a Batik technique. 


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