Relief Mexican Suns - Lesson Plan Volume 64

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Grades 3-12.

The sun is extremely important in Mexican culture and appears everywhere, especially as wall hangings. Ancient Aztecs worshipped the sun as a god, and the symbol remains popular today. The Mexican people usually paint these objects very brightly and hang them in their doorways for good luck. This lesson makes a great folk art unit from Mexico. To save money, you will be using watercolors to paint the clay. Watercolors paint clay well, but be sure to use high-quality watercolors or the colors may be dull and lifeless.

Students will…

  • Complete a relief sculpture of Mexican traditional art after studying the difference between two-dimensional and three-dimensional art

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Age: 8 yrs. - 18 yrs.
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Grade: 3 - 12
School Type: Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Lesson Plan: Art


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