Monday, April 2, 2012
5th Grade Mexican Bark Paintings
Fifth Grade Artists are studying a kind of Mexican Folk Art called Bark Painting and also known as Amate Painting. Mexican artists use the bark from a fig tree to create a natural paper that has great texture and a rich brown color. They then use bright paint to create vivid compositions that usually feature animals and plants. Zilker artists choose one animal, either imaginary or real, and had to draw the animal so that it shows movement. They added lots of plants and flowers around the animal, and framed it all with a repeating pattern that showed some overlapping. Here are students working hard on adding the fluorescent paint to their beautiful drawings.