Welcome to Lines, Dots, and Doodles. This is the place for students, parents, and teachers to find out what has been going on in my art class. I have included pictures of my student's artwork and basic explanations of the projects. I hope when you leave this blog, you feel inspired to create. Feel free to browse this blog and borrow any of my art lessons.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Adinkra Style Prints, 4th Grade

This lesson was based on Adinkra Symbols, which are traditional symbols from Ghana.  I began this lesson by showing my students different symbols and their meanings.  Here is a website where you can find Adinkra Symbols and their meanings.  For this lesson, I gave my students the choice of either choosing an actual Adinkra symbol, or making up their own. 
The symbol was drawn on a piece of Styrofoam.  It is important to make sure the students are carving deep  into the Styrofoam.  Many of my students were drawing too lightly. Next, students printed their stamp onto a piece of construction paper.  I had them print their design four times.  After this is finished, they used pastels to draw an interesting boarder. 

These turned out great.