Summer started with a trip around the world! Within the two weeks we visited five countries and learned about their art and culture.
First stop - INDIA: Namaste!
|We made menhi by tracing our hands and adding designs...|
|...then we helped our friends decorate their actual hands.|
|Diwali lamps ready to paint.|
|The finished products.|
|Rainy day plus Indian music equals Bollywood style dance party!|
|On beautiful days we found ways to create outside.|
|Cherry Blossoms: Step 1 - Remember to blow OUT!|
|Step 2 - Add flowers|
|Step 3 - Add your chop.|
|You can't visit Japan without making origami.|
|And drinking out of your own paper cup.|
|The bigger kids tried their hands at Sumi-E.|
|Along the way we made new friends.|
Next stop: Botswana - Dumela!
|Ndbele is funny to say but painting with feathers is hard!|
|African masks are always a hit, though.|
The little kids visited Australia: G'day Mate!
|Aboriginal bark paintings. Good thing my neighbor has a birch tree!|
And the big kids ended their travels in Mexico. Hola!
|Another kind of bark painting - Amate.|
|Actual Sumi-E tools. Cool!|
|Reading about art is almost as fun as making it.|
Stay tuned for the next installment of How We Spent Our Summer Vacation.