Students create sand art paintings based on those of the Navajo.
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Glass Jar Sand Art: Inspired by Navajo Sand Painting
Sand has been used as an artistic medium for centuries and can be found in cultures across the globe. The class examines sand art created by the Navajo people. They mix tempera paint and sand to create their colors, and then fill jars,...
2nd Visual & Performing Arts
Painting with Sand: Basic to Advanced
Kids from 10 to 18 experience painting with sand. This simple idea explains what you need to do to instruct your class in this fun art activity. Tip: Tie this project with the study of cultures that use sand paintings for ritual or...
5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Tibetan Monk Sand Paintings
Students complete an art project. In this sand paintings lesson plan, students learn about the history of mandalas and then create a sand painting of their own. Extensions include writing a story or poem about their sand painting, study...
2nd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: Taking Risks & Making Comparisons
Kids are asked how an Indian mandala was made. They devise a hypothesis and then use colored sand to test if their guesses were correct. They document the experience, examine a mandala, and write a comparative piece about the differences...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts