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Friday, December 19, 2014


Oaxacan Clay Creatures

Posted by kelly spool at 1/9/2012

Oaxacan Creatures

Students in Mrs. Spool’s third grade art class learned about a type of art that originated in Oaxaca, Mexico.  The people there began creating wood carvings as toys for their children. They became so popular they began to export them as folk art.  The men typically do the carving and the women and children adorn them with bright colors and patterns.  We used these sculptures as a point of inspiration for our clay project.  Students chose 3 animals to morph together into an imaginary creature.  They then added bright colors and patterns like the Oaxacan art they saw. 





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