Construcción con objetos naturales encontrados
Exploraciones artísticas

Construcción con objetos naturales encontrados

Esta exploración independiente contribuye a que los niños experimenten con formas, estructuras y materiales cuando construyen y equilibran objetos que encuentran en la naturaleza.

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Storyteller Figure Inspired Activity
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Storyteller Figure Inspired Activity

Artist Melanie Yazzie was inspired by the celebration and unity that story telling provides.

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Parfleche made by a Northern Plains artist
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Parfleche Inspired Activity

The artist Melanie Yazzie was inspired by the intricate and unique designs that are significant to the owner as well as the parfleche’s function for holding important items.

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Moccasin made using porcupine quills from an unknown maker in the Crow Tribe
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Moccasin Inspired Activity

A pair of moccasins sparked a connection for Artist Melanie Yazzie to consider the role and importance of having empathy for others, or “walking a mile in someone’s moccasins.”

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Storytelling Through Art
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Storytelling Through Art

Danette Montoya is a local artist who participated in the Cuatro[4] series of artist interactions. Each of the four artists brought our pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial art collections to life through their own artistic practice. Danette explored her own personal identity through this project with the inspiration of artists who came before us.

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Take the Time: Mindfulness for Kids
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Take the Time: Mindfulness for Kids

This story encourages children to slow down and take time. Inspired by our Mandala coloring page, children will enjoy the soothing and mindful practice of taking time.

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Detail of Navajo weaver figure at loom
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Weaver inspired Activity

Find inspiration for class artmaking related to the Weaver with Loom figure. Watch Melanie Yazzie discuss her inspiration, too.

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Justin Favela, Fridalandia, 2017. © Justin Favela
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Home and Identity

Justin Favela is one of 13 contemporary artists whose work was featured in Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place featuring installations that express experiences of contemporary life in the American West.

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Building outside the box
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Building outside the box

Elementary (grades K-5) Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 60 minute lesson

Explore architecture with the idea that buildings don't have to be box-shaped. Students will create their own architectural designs by literally thinking outside the box.

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