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ERIC Number: EJ902143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
Oaxacan Folk-Art Animals
Fortune, Tracy
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v110 n3 p17-19 Nov 2010
In this article, the author describes a papier-mache unit inspired by whimsical animal sculptures created by artisans from the Oaxaca (pronounced Wah-Haw-Ka) region in southern Mexico. While the actual Mexican sculptures are carved from wood, the papier-mache medium is easier to work with and requires fewer tools. Most middle schoolers love transforming their ideas into three-dimensional form and papier-mache is fun and relatively inexpensive. For students whose drawing and painting skills are not well developed, an opportunity to work in a hands-on, somewhat messy three-dimensional medium can help them see their artistic skills in a new light. (Contains 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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