Thursday, May 17, 2012

Oaxacan Art in Paper Mache

Oaxacan wood carvings

My homeschool group studied the amazing art of the Oaxacan people of Mexico. We looked at their wood carvings with their beautiful painted designs. 
Now that we had our inspiration we began building paper mache sculptures that we would later paint in the Oaxacan style.

Once everything was dry we got busy with our design work. We talked about contrast and visual texture using lines and dots.

this snake featured a rattle in the tale and toothpick fangs!

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