MOLAS: OPTION 1

 

LESSON PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

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MOLAS: OPTION 1

Lesson Objectives: Students will learn about shape while creating a mola.

Time Required:  1 session

Artist:  Kuna Indians Molas (available online)

 

Source: Dynamic Art Projects for Children, pgs 81-85

Materials:

White and colored construction paper 12×18

Markers

Scissors

Pencils

Glue sticks

Mola patterns 

Presentation:    Discuss molas: brightly colored pieces of appliquéd cloth made by the Kuma Indians. Review shapes.

Procedure:

  1. Draw a mola pattern on white construction paper. (See pg 85 for ideas). It’s a simple outline filled with geometric shapes.
  2. Color 2-3 bands of color around the mola.
  3. Color in the mola.
  4. Cut out the mola and glue onto a piece of colored construction paper.
  5. Add colored paper strips around the mola with the glue stick.