For our last unit, the kids have been learning about the Pacific Northwest style of Native American art. I find this type of art very intriguing. It is abstracted, but still recognizable, it is very striking and bold due to the colors used, and the differences in the line weights add interest and dimension. The kids learned about the Native American culture along with this project and we discussed weavings, pottery, totem poles, and wood carvings as well. The kids also learned about geometric shapes, line weight, and graphic design elements. I am very happy with how these have turned out! I think this is by far their most successful work. I’m not sure if that is because it is the end of the class and they were able to apply some of what they have learned through the past three months, or if the nature of the assignment lent itself well to sixth grade hands. Perhaps it’s a little bit of both. Visit us on Artsonia to see all the final artworks!

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