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Compare modern culture with African tribal cultures by researching how individual and group identity are expressed through hair arrangements and other appearance norms.
Investigate the practice of hair sculpture in African tribal cultures. What other alterations of physical appearance have been practiced by native cultures? Discuss how these practices compare to the role of hair styles and other purposeful appearance alterations in your own culture.
Research contemporary artist Terry Niedzialak who creates hair montages that make statements about social conflicts (see Fiberarts, Jan/Feb 1991). Study his fiber sculpture style for ideas to use when making your own self portrait sculpture.
In the center of a piece of oak tag or poster board, use Crayola® Washable Markers to sketch a simple self-portrait. Use a mirror if it helps.
Roll coils of Crayola Model Magic, either on a flat surface or between the hands. Press some coils flat. Roll up others in cinnamon-roll fashion.
Place the coils on the sketch to create facial features and hair. With Crayola School Glue, attach the Model Magic pieces to the paper and each other. Cut the rest of the paper away with Crayola Scissors. Let the sculpture dry.
Color the portrait using Crayola Watercolors or Tempera Paint and Brushes. Or use Crayola Washable Markers and brush water over the surface. Let the sculpture dry again.
Use Crayola School Glue to embellish the face with feathers, dried flowers, or other decorative materials. Glue a paper clip to the back for a hanger.
This powerful diorama pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate his historic civil rights speech on the step
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Update an ancient craft with contemporary designs and art materials. These holiday ornaments are light and unbreakable,
Build an imaginative fortress, castle, or chateau using Crayola® Model Magic®.
Create a Model Magic® finger puppet of a president you research then use puppets to interview other presidential finger
Delve into the history and culture of China! Research geography, inventions, or other aspects, then sculpt a symbolic di
What do you know about Japan---its geography, culture, sports, and industries? Decorate a fan with symbols of the countr
Join in the Moomba fun! Parade down St. Kilda Street in Melbourne, Australia, with trams decorated for the celebration.
Picasso’s art career spanned many decades and included a variety of styles and influences. Create a portrait collage ins
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