Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Southwestern Skulls

We began by looking at quilt patterns of the Native Americans of the Southwest. Students created geometric patterns with repeating shapes in warm colors. We then wove yarn into the bottom to mimic the quilt. We then watched Georgia O'Keefe talk about why she began painting skulls and what they meant to her. Students created a realistic pencil drawing of a skull and placed it over the quilt design. This artwork is an interesting combination of two very different artistic views from the Southwestern United States!

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