ERIC Number: EJ700369
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb-1
Reference Count: N/A
Here Comes the Sun
Markovich, Joan M.
School Arts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v103 n6 p44 Feb 2004
This article describes ones classroom's experience integrating a lesson for fourth grade students that involved creating a new relationship between a fairly modern art medium--colored tissue--and an ancient craft. Yarn painting is one of the more popular art forms of the Huichol, an indigenous people from the western Sierra Madre ranges in Mexico. The Huichol make yarn paintings in the sun by coating a board with beeswax and pressing yarn into the warm wax. The finished pieces were evaluated for design and technique.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Handicrafts, Indigenous Populations, Art Activities, Art Education
Davis Publications, Inc., 50 Portland St., Worcester, MA 01608. Web site: http://www.davis-art.com.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico