Art is ... Japanese Arts - Kokeshi Dolls & Shibori Fiber Arts
Kokeshi Dolls (5 pages)
1. History of Kokeshi Dolls from Japan, Blank spaces to create your own,
2. Making Kokeshi: Instructions for how to create from Wood or Styrofoam. (or even clay)
3. Creative Kokeshi Dolls. Four examples of dolls from my collection and blank spaces for students to draw their own.
4. Paper Kokeshi Dolls. Instruct students to decorate the 3 Kokeshi Dolls by coloring clothes and drawing faces. Students are to cut on outline of the dolls, and not separate the top from the bottom. Then, they fold them over and make a paper doll with front and back. Collective Commons Idea. (Cute Bookmarks?)
5. Coloring Kokeshi Drawing - My original drawing
Shibori (3 pages)
6. Information about Shibori Fiber Arts dying with Blue Concentrated Watercolors (originally indigo). Beginning instructions for "How to make Shibori Paper. "
(We are modifying the traditional method from using cloth to paper and blue indigo dye to concentrated blue watercolors) in this project for elementary. How to fold one paper accordian style.
7. Another paper folding: Triangles. Then instructions of how to dye the folded paper in the blue liquid watercolor follow.
Students will have to estimate time for holding in the blue "dye" to make sure it is absorbed on each side of the paper.
After the paper dries, it would be fun to cut it and make paper snowflakes!
8. Coloring Traditional Japanese Patterns (Royalty Free)
Anything used in this packet in used in Fair Use in Education, or from Collective Commons, or Royalty Free (flowers). The Kokeshi Dolls are from my own collection.
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Please see my other Multicultural activities.