Monday, January 26, 2015

Christmas Around the World

Yes, the holiday season has long passed but we went to some amazing places (virtually of course) and we wanted to share a little bit of the art we created during our travels.  It wasn't all about art though.  We learned about many interesting traditions and found that our families have adopted many traditions from other countries!
We "Elfed" ourselves before we began our travels around the world.

While visiting Mexico we learned about the significance of the poinsettia and then created some paper poinsettias.

Beginning our painted Peruvian textiles using warm and cool colors.

While visiting Peru we learned they weave beautiful textiles.  We were short on time so we created "painted" textiles. Artists had to begin with a rectangle, ask to paint in another artists space and added on to each others creations to make beautiful painted paper.  After the paint dried we cut the paper into smaller rectangles and tied yarn to the ends.  Our final products were beautiful but somehow we forgot to get a picture of them.  Next time!

In Germany many families cut and bring a tannenbaum into their homes to decorate during the holidays.  Did you know that traditionally the Germans would put REAL candles on their trees?  This is a torn paper representation of a tannenbaum (Christmas Tree)

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