Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Yarn painting

Ms. Guiffre taught 5th grade students about the Huichol culture and yarn painting. 

Yarn painting is and important art form in the Mexican culture of the Huichol people.  Many of the paintings had religious significance and some depicted legends or told stories of village life.  Yarn paintings were traditionally made by men, by pressing yarn into warm beeswax that had been spread onto wooden boards.  The border was made first, then the figure or  figures were outlines and filled with yarn of a contrasting color. 

5th grade students created their own symbols in their artwork, and used a similar process as the Huichol people to paint their picture using yarn. Check out their artwork below! 

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