Colorful Carpets

Fourth grade artists have been learning about the beautiful woven carpets found in the Middle Eastern countries of Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia.  Inspired by these carpets, they printed shapes and patterns with black paint and then colored their carpets with bright oil pastels.

 Woven Persian Rug

These bold and bright colors just make me smile.


Magic Carpets

Second grade artists have started to explore the art of the Middle East – our cultural focus area for this school year.  After examining Mrs. Brouwer’s carpet from Saudia Arabia, they created their own carpets by printing with tempera paint.

Mrs. Brouwer’s carpet from Saudi Arabia.  First graders were amazed at how heavy this carpet is!

Next came color with oil pastels, and the very tricky business of tying on carpet fringe.  My second graders have become experts at tying knots!