Asian Art Projects

Georgetown artists have been learning about the art of Japan, China, and India.  Third and fifth graders explored an ancient form of Japanese “tie dye” called shibori.  In Japan, fabric is folded and tied in elaborate ways to create beautiful dyed fabric.

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Students folded and dyed paper to create their own shibori-style art.  The results…beautiful!  There was much oohing and aahing as everyone carefully unwrapped their dyed papers.

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IMG_9886 IMG_9887Their beautiful papers became the backgrounds for two more Asian inspired projects – Fifth Grade Pagodas and Third Grade Gyotaku Fish Prints.  More to come on these projects soon!

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3 thoughts on “Asian Art Projects

  1. Thanks Bernadette and Samantha – we used Roylco color diffusing paper. It is a fabric-like paper that absorbs liquid or paint – we use liquid watercolor paint on this project. A heavy weight coffee filter might also work; it has a similar texture.

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