Friday, November 24, 2017

Animals in Art in the Ancient American Cultures

June 6, 2013 by  
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Animals in Art in the Ancient American Cultures, were both real and fantastic. They have been an important motif for craftman in every culture. Early jewelry, overflows with animal forms, they were used to infuse objects with sacred and magical power. Art was an important form of expression in the Americas for hundreds, even thousands [...]

Ethnic art Project for Kids: How to make an Aztec Mask

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Today we will learn how to make an Aztec Mask. Ancient Aztec, lived in Meso America, this is a region and cultural area in the Americas, extending approximately from central Mexico all the way to Costa Rica. Advanced pre-Columbian societies flourished here before the Spanish colonization of the Americas in the 15th and 16th centuries. Have [...]

Art Project for Kids: How to Make a Mixtec Codex

September 18, 2012 by  
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Mesoamerican cultures left some ancient books where they described their history, daily life, religion and battles; but unfortunately, just a few have been found after the Spanish Conquistadors destroyed most of them. This is a great project for kids, they will learn about the Mixtec culture, and they can go step by step, to make [...]

Art History for Kids: Precolumbian Art in Mesoamerica

September 16, 2012 by  
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Before the Spanish Conquistadors arrived to Mesoamerica, many great civilizations flourished in Mexico, and some of the Centro American territory.              

Art Project for Kids: How to Make a Mola

September 10, 2012 by  
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Molas are a unique form of textile art made by the Kuna people of Panama and Colombia. Some designs are very elaborated and can take weeks of delicate sewing. This project teaches children how to make molas using color paper and felt. Instead of sewing we will use glue, and we will add layers from [...]

Ethnic Art for Kids: Molas from the Kuna People

September 10, 2012 by  
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Mola is a traditional textile art form the Kuna people. Kunas live in Panama and Northern Colombia.  To learn how to make a mola, click here

Art History for Kids: Pre-Columbian Art in the Americas

September 3, 2012 by  
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Pre-Columbian art is the art from indigenous peoples of the Caribbean, North, Central, and South Americas.