ERIC Number: EJ1006727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
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Stylized Figures: Inspired by Native American Art
Jensen, Susie B.
Arts & Activities, v152 n5 p30-31 Jan 2013
Teaching elementary-level art in the Pacific Northwest makes it natural for the author to develop a lesson based on Native American art of the area. The designs of the Northwest Indians can sometimes be a bit too sophisticated for the students to grasp, however, and it can be frustrating when developing such a project. Over a Labor Day weekend, the author came across some note cards by artist Jessie Hummingbird, a Cherokee Indian. His designs were bold, colorful, both geometric and amorphous in shape, and his lines were varied. It was clear to her that this was the solution for her Native American art project dilemma. In this activity, students create stylized figures inspired by Hummingbird's artworks.
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, American Indian Culture, Freehand Drawing, Painting (Visual Arts), Elementary School Students, Grade 5
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades
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