Dinomosaic

Oh, no! My supply order got lost, and the lesson plan I had planned to do with my first graders depended on those supplies being delivered in time. What to do? I showed students some examples of Islamic tile mosaics, to show them how the pieces fit together and do not overlap. Then, I found […]

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Funky Chicken

This lesson plan is based on the book “Tinga Tinga Tales,” which are based on African art and stories. I love the bright colors and designs! We used oil pastels on black construction paper. I emphasized use of texture, line, color, pattern, and variety.

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African Style

Primary students made fashion from African textile designs. Pants, dresses, and shirts are easy to make from basic geometric shapes. Students love the colorful fabrics, and this is a great way to talk about African culture.

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Kente Cloth

It’s black history month!  Even though I teach African art, and about African-American artists throughout the year, I wanted to do a lesson about Kente cloth with my students to tie into some other lessons that were happening in their regular classrooms.  Paper weaving is a great way to introduce the concept of weaving, and […]

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