Native American studies fascinate and educate no matter what the age. Kids love to learn about fascinating tribes and peoples. What would enhance a native American study more than having your students create Kachina Doll images and figures?. Damon Reinagle utilizes basic, simple shapes to establish the ground work for drawing classic Kachina icons. Through step by step instruction, students can successfully create these images for reports, posters or just for fun to paint or color in with oil pastels, crayons or colored pencils.
In this case we are drawing the Kachinas on white or manila 12” x 18” paper. These drawings teach young artists about symmetry, balance, shape, proportion and drawing technique!
Utilizing these step by step drawings ala Damon Reinagle, author of DRAW ALIEN FANTASIES and DRAW MONSTERS, students can clearly see the connection between art and history. These historical images can be utilized to stimulate the creative juices of 3rd graders right on up through middle schoolers.