Monday, September 11, 2006

Art projects

Last week we studied the earliest cultures of Africa.  Using sandpaper, the kids made their own version of rock art. 


Kennady's (she doesn't consider it important to center her work)

In Science, we talked about apes and monkeys.  One of the apes we spent a little extra time with was the Orangutan.  Since orangutans are native to the islands of  Indonesia, we decided to make orangutan portraits using an Indonesian fabric technique: batik.  We made our batik prints on ordinary paper, with a drawing done in white crayon, then stained with an orange food coloring solution.  It was very easy! 

The waiting was the hard part!

Finished work:

Can you tell which is an orangutan from Borneo, and which is from Sumatra? 

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MellyAnna said...

What an awesome idea for Art projects!! So creative.

LindaI said...

You have GOT to post more of your ideas for all of us to steal - er I mean use! How awesome! I cant wait to get my printer out! As soon as I do I am printing out this stuff for reference when we study these things. You are one smart cookie!

DanielleW said...

Sure I can tell wich is from Borneo and which one is from the other place. NOT.

Sandpaper??? Do tell.

Prncsstefy said...

I am so copying both of these ideas! =o)


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JenIG said...

wow! that is very cool. i need to do more hands on stuff like that. Thanks for adding me to your friends list, i've added you to mine as well.


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