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Sky McClain, Art Teacher
Kressen Elementary in Voorhees Township, New Jersey
During the 2004 - 2005 school year, students explored the art and culture of India. They learned about traditional arts and crafts, costume, and architecture along with important animals of India. The Art show displayed their art along with arts and crafts of India. Students and parents were treated with a buffet of traditional Indian foods. Fourth graders made the posters for this exhibit. Below is a sampling of projects.
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Students learned about traditional costume and architectural decoration.
Elephants are very important animals in India. This fifth grade elephants are displayed on oil pastel rugs
Click for larger images. First grade prints are accented with patterned borders.
Fourth graders wove blankets for their oil pastel elephants.
Torn paper Bengal tigers
Fourth grade watercolor crayon resist Bengal tigers
Metallic Oil Pastels Peacocks
Cut paper owls and peacock
Paisley Scarf - Fifth Grade Prints
Click for larger images Taj Mahal pencil drawings
Click for larger images. Students used markers to create Mehndi hand designs