Decorative Designs for Clothing
Young scholars view various pieces of clothing used by the Native Americans, create a decorative design for a garment, and write a descriptive piece about it.
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Keeping Us in Stitches Activity: Whole Cloth Quilt Design
Students examine how decorative motifs are adapted to other types of objects by craftsmen and artists. They examine photos on the Illinois State Museum website, discuss design elements, adapt a motif to a line drawing, and transfer a...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Celebrate With Henna Hands Lesson Plan
Students study the historic and contemporary uses of henna body art in different cultures. They determine what henna is and how it is use as a temporary tattoo. As an art project, they trace their own hands and draw an appropriate woman...
1st - 12th Social Studies & History