Saturday, August 8, 2015

Cultural Connections with Clay

While I introduce art with cultural connections, there is always one big project that we talk about the different cultures at our school, and I show a lot of work from artists of different backgrounds. Some students are very touched seeing work from contemporary artists expressing their cultural perspectives. I don't force students to express their particular culture if they are attracted to another one we have discussed. It is interesting to see who picks what. This is usually a project I can get students to spend a lot of time working.

 2D Sugar skull

 3D Sugar skull

This student's background is Puerto Rican and Italian.

This student was Mexican and wanted to make a falcon.

Ojibway Medicine Wheel

Australian Aboriginal Dot painting

Hamsa Hand 

African Mask

Anishinaabe, Turtle Clan

Vessel with Celtic Design

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