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Monday, January 10, 2011

Henna Art

Before our break, we had been studying Indian art and had had to postpone our project due to the holiday program. So, last Friday, we got a chance to finish up what we started. The kids had already practiced different styles of henna tattoos, so they grabbed their practice pieces and chose some that they liked best to use on their 'hands'. Then I gave them puffy fabric paint, which is a lot like the squeeze tubes used for henna these days, and set them to work.
I also played some Hindi tunes, Bollywood style, and some traditional ragas. They thought it was hilarious and it took me back to the villages I drove through in India where it seemed a huge set of crackling speakers blasting Hindi tunes were omnipresent.

Here are some of their finished products. We're going to have an art exhibit sometime this trimester with some of their favorite ceramic pieces that they've done as well as pieces from their cultural unit. Up next: West African adinkra fabric!

1 comment:

  1. Henna Art is so recognized over here in Australia.
    Your artwork is excellent everybody, well done.