Nov 21, 2011

Tipi Village

By:Molly and Ava
Tipi’s are all over Purchase school!!! In art we are making a Native American village. First we had to paint and design our tipi. Everyone painted them brown but the cool part was the designs, there were Native American symbols and awesome stripes and lines. We waited for them to dry and the next class we folded them into tipi shapes. We went outside and collected sticks, leaves and flowers, we thought it was cool to get all types of nature. We put the sticks and feathers in the top of the tipi where there was a little hole.
Next it was time to glue the tipi’s on to a big piece of foam core. We also painted and added a lot of detail to the canvas, but the next class when the paint dried the end was curling up. We had to change it and move all the tipis on to a different piece of paper because painting the board made it warp. So after everything was on a giant piece of paper, we added details with model magic.
We made fires out of model magic, we made people in cones and made animals such as a buffalo. We had to use very light materials so they wouldn’t fall over, I made a tree out of model magic but it fell over because it was too heavy. When we are finished we will hang it vertically in the hall way so that everyone can acknowledge all our hard work.

We had such a great experience and learned how to work together really well. We can’t wait to see the kids' reactions when they see it in the hallway!

The model village hangs vertically in the hallway, appearing -- at first glance -- as abstract art.



Photos from Tipi Day 2011

1 comment:

  1. Sarah,
    I love this idea! Was this a whole grade level? Very cool!