Thursday, March 24, 2016

6th and 7th Grade Oaxacan Sculpture

For this lesson, we studied the beautiful folk art sculptures from Oaxaca, Mexico. These sculptures are beautifully carved and painted with bright colors and intricate patterns. They represent either real animals, or fantasy animals. Using recycled materials such as cardboard and plastic bottles, the students created an armature for their sculpture. They covered their armature with paper mache and painted it once it dried. They used layers of paint and created their own intricate patterns on their sculptures. This was a fun, messy project and there are some really great sculptures!

Oaxacan Sculpture

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