Thursday, May 23, 2013

Art of Africa - 5th grade

Faux Batik Designs

After spending many weeks learning about the geography, culture and art of the many countries of Africa, 5th graders were able to create their own designs inspired by what they had learned.  They were introduced to a fabric design technique known as Batik.  Batik is a process where hot wax is applied to a fabric in a unique design, the fabric is dyed and the wax is washed away leaving the original design white.  Instead of wax, we used toothpaste!  Thanks to the money raised by the FSA Arts Festival we were able to buy a t-shirt for each 5th grader.  Each design turned out great!


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