Monday, September 17, 2012

Huichol Sun Yarn Paintings

I love love love the way these rockin' yarn paintings turned out! Just love them! 
They make for such a bright, bold display too. We use recycled cardboard (mostly boxes that the cafeteria is tossing after shipments) as a foundation, draw out our sun design after viewing some examples from online galleries, and discuss warm and cool color schemes. This yarn project is good for when you have a bunch left over scraps from weaving projects and such! I never throw anything away (the art teacher's curse, right?!)
 They get a little spent after 3 or so classes, but the effort is well worth it.

Here is my example:

 And here's what the kids did:


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