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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Giraffe on Kente Cloth

  

Our school will be having another Culture Night this March! It was so much fun last year to see the students and their families share pieces of their life and culture with curious minds of Krahn Elementary. This year, the artists of Krahn will be sharing inspired ideas from a variety of cultures around the world. These will be on display at Culture Night. YAY!
ONe of these inspired projects will be African Culture. 

Giraffes are one of the most unique creatures in the world.
They live naturally in Africa. We will be using these fascinating animals as our subject for this project. 

Mrs. McGinley's 1st grade 
Giraffe Practice (teacher guided)
Mrs. McGinley's finished giraffes
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Mrs. Zarella's Kinder class

Fernanda, Giovanni, Chloe, Austin, 
Julia, Jeremy, Josue & Kaiden
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Mrs. Oliver's 1st grade giraffes

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Mrs. Penn's KindergARTen
Lily, Brooklyn, Michelle & Leah
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Mrs. Ayers' KinderArt Giraffes
Taylor, Mia, Madelynn,
NoName1, Jack, NoName2,
Ava, NoName3 & Diego
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Mrs. Baylor's kindergARTen
Kathryn, Angelina, Lilly,
Logan, Addison and Julia
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Mrs. Elijah's 5th grade class

Aniyah, Lanee, 
Evy & Katie 
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Draw Long Neck Giraffe
   
1. Draw 2. Outline 3. Color/Shade/Highlight
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Maddy working below
(5yrs. Old)
 
Drawing light
 
Adding darker outline and details
 
Finished
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Create Kente Cloth background
Using design ideas from African Textiles

Kente cloth

Kente cloth is a type of silk and cotton fabric made of interwoven cloth strips and is native to the Akan ethnic group of South Ghana. Kente cloth has its origin with the Ashanti Kingdom, and was adopted by people in Ivory Coast and many other West African counties. It is an Akan royal and sacred cloth worn only in times of extreme importance and was the cloth of kings. We will use lines, patterns, colors and interwoven design to inspire us for the background for our giraffe.

A video to teach more in depth what Kente Cloth is all about
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toWybhX5ZV8&list=PL4AE49DD6487CE892&index=52


Image from...
http://www.hamilltribaltextiles.com/Kente_cloth_MULTI.html

Example One
Apposing Lined Checkered Board


 

 



Angie from 1st grade working on her Kente cloth backgrond

Angie from Bluhm's 1st grade class
(finished)

 
 
Example Two
 
  
 

Example  Three
 
 

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