Saturday, November 2, 2013

4th Grade African (Maasai) Necklaces

Artwork by Hannah D.

Fourth graders recently learned about the Maasai people of East Africa and the symbolism of certain colors in their culture.  We adapted the beautiful and intricate designs of their necklaces (made from tiny colored beads) to a (large) paper plate and acrylic paint format, but many of the students' successfully mimicked the pattern and color found in the real thing.

(The unpainted centers of our plates will be cut out so that the "necklaces" can actually be worn by the students.)
Artwork by Erin S.

Artwork by Chasnee T.

Artwork by Shalo S.

Artwork by Desi P.


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