We have been learning about art made by different groups of people. Art can reflect (show) and preserve (keep) culture. We learned about Indonesia and students drew on cloth with crayons to make a batik design. We placed the cloth in a dye bath to give it color. Students created a pattern or nature design on the cloth.
We recently learned about the Kuna Indian people and their mola cloth designs. Many women create these for clothing and blankets. This type of art has many layers of colored cloth. We created something similar with felt and animal images.
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