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April 13, 2013

Make Mexican Amate paintings - This was the last day of art class for the teenagers/seniors combined class. I wanted to end the class with a POW. I have been wanting to do Mexican “Amate” Paintings and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.  “Amate” is the name of a paper that the natives of Mexico made to paint on. They would create this paper from the bark of the fig tree. It was then burned as a sacrifice to the gods. Today the paper continues to be used for religious as well as  for commercial purposes.  Click this link to learn more http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amate. I explained to the class the history of the paper and then showed some examples of the art form. I gave them brown paper and had them tear it on all sides to resemble the ragged edge of the “Amate” paper. We then drew our designs in chalk. I asked them to identify some of the characteristics of the “Amate” paintings. They noticed the black outline, the bright colors, the simple shapes and the use of...

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