FLOWER CLOTH

Teacher: Leigh Kermizian

Title: Flower Cloth (Pa Ndau)

Grade Level: Pre-K

Brief History: African figures may be simplified, but careful attention is paid to details, including ornamentation and color. Supernatural beings may have overemphasized features. Enlarged eyes, noses and mouths so that spirits may enter. Decoration includes geometric patterns and a sense or harmony and rhythm.

Standards:

9.1 Production, Performance and Exhibition of dance, music, theatre and visual arts

9.2 Historical and Cultural Contexts

9.4 Aesthetic Response

Goals: Create a tribal design vest

Objectives:

Create a paper vest using

Requirements: Create a

Resources/Visual Aids:

Exemplar

Map

Supplies/Materials:

Kraft paper, or oversized construction paper

Oil pastels (or crayons)

Scissors

Teacher Prep:

Precut vest

Prepare supplies to distribute

Teaching:

Intro:

Discuss uses of clothing

Introduce Hmong vests

Directions:

Distribute materials

Students will place horizontal bands, and place designs in those bands

Critique/evaluation/assessment:

Teacher will walk around evaluating students work.

If time permits, students can share work at end of class.

Extension:

Students will draw on their placemats.

Time budget:

Intro:10 minutes

Work time: 30 minutes

Clean up: 5 minutes

Vocabulary:

Hmong: (mung) ancient tribe of “hill people,” live in upper mountain regions of Laos Thailand and North Vietnam

Pa Ndau: (pond-owl) flower cloth

Safety Concerns: None

Bibliography/References:

www.artlex.com

Culture Smart!flower cloth

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