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Archive for October, 2000

INUIT ART

Grade 5 – Mr. Zander

Volunteer – Annouk W. Ellis


Project Synopsis:

In relation to the book “Julie of the Wolves” – introduction to Inuit Art.  Used list of materials from Julian’s Multi-Cultural Center.  Talked about carvings and subsequent printmaking. 

Project A:  students produced black and white drawings in the Inuit fashion (simple shapes telling stories, no landscapes); used square paper 9” x 9”.

Project B:  students made a “spirit doll” like the one from the artifact collection.  We used bones, leather, fur and raffia.  We made simple dolls out of materials the Inuit would use.

Materials/Resources:

Bones (Robinson Ribs and chicken drumsticks work fine)

Fur (Abramson donated scraps of mink)

Leather scraps (cut them in strips)

Good resources from the Oak Park Library:  The Inuit Print (769.9719 NAT.), Inuit Art (704.0397 HES), Eskimo Art (732.2 BUR), Children of the Midnight Sun (970.3 ESK), The Inuit, Author Fleishner, The Inuit, Author Bonvilla)

Suggestions: 

Have a helper!  Kate King helped me.  She passed around books and pictures.  She also helped the kids get started and analyzed the young artists’ results.    

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Kindergarten – Mrs. Vincent

Volunteer – Sheryl Stoller

Project Synopsis:

The connection between art and writing was the focus.  A picture is contained within a frame.  One thought is expressed in one sentence which is framed in a structure that starts with a capital and ends with a stop sign.  Each sentence has one key subject and one key action.  I had the children tell me the key subject and action of each painting.  I made sentences from their input.  Then I had them draw their own drawings and dictate a sentence about their own drawing that started with a capital, ended with a period, and had one key subject and one key (active voice) action.


Materials/Resources:

Posters:  Hans Holbein the Younger: Portrait of Erasures, Jenkins’s Phenomenona Royal Violet Visitation,

Frame mats used as frames, thick drawing paper, markers, lined paper for sentence titles. 

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