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The Art Of The African Wrap Doll (PK-5)

Last changed: 08/16/2021 4:54pm
PK , K , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
Visual Art Social Studies
Grade Level Program Alignment
1 90 min
In-School Workshop This program can be taught remotely. Doll kits can be sent to the school and instructions can be through zoom or google platform
All year In-School,
$10 0
no Phone , Email
All items - art supplies, glue, scissors, fabric, bottles, cd’s, feathers, shells, caps, buttons, found items, tablecloths, newspaper.
Table for work Area, desk & chair for students, electrical outlet, Parking on school grounds for unloading****
Programs should take place in individual classrooms, with one table w/ electrical outlet access for supplies

A separate area is needed away from students to set-up a **Hot** Glue station.
.We assign one staff to monitor that station and affix heavier items for students..

Glue Guns are for use by adults /staff parents/ only
students are NOT Allowed to use Glue Guns
I can understand the rich cultural tradition behind the African wrap doll.

I can feel greater self confidence through learning about African American tradition and art form.

I can think of different ways to reuse items as art and not trash.
This 90 minute workshop is based on the 18th century traditional wrap doll art form rooted in African American culture. Students are taught the basic techniques necessary to create their own three dimensional characters. This modern adaptation of the art form challenges the students to think outside of the box during the design and construction based on the recyclable materials provided. During the program, the teaching artists lead discussions on the environment, bullying, art history or African American culture based on the needs of the teacher/students.
We travel from Mansfield, MA (1.5-3 hours of travel). Because of this, our preference is to work with all classes on same day.
We also like to pre book snow days with all bookings.
We are readily accessible by office and cell phone.
This is a great program for volunteers. It provides an opportunity for dialogue between students and caretakers to discuss difficult topics. Volunteers can assist with encouraging students to think outside of box.

Grade PK

Grade PK: History: Change, Continuity and Context: HIST K.1 : Compare life in the past to life today:
Grade PK: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 3: Refine and complete artistic work.
Grade PK: Visual Arts: Connecting: Anchor Standard 10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.

Grade K

Grade K: History: Change, Continuity and Context: HIST K.1 : Compare life in the past to life today:

Grade K: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 3: Refine and complete artistic work.

Grade K: Visual Arts: Connecting: Anchor Standard 10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.

Grade 1

Grade 1:HIS: Change, Continuity and Context: HIST 1.1: Compare life in the past to life today:


Grade 1: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 3: Refine and complete artistic work. Use art vocabulary to describe choices while creating art
Grade 1: Visual Arts: Connecting: Anchor Standard 10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.

Grade 2

Grade 2: HIS: Change, Continuity and Context: HIST 2.2 Compare life in the past to life today:

Grade 2: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 3: Refine and complete artistic work.

Discuss and reflect with peers about choices made in creating artwork
Grade 2: Visual Arts: Connecting: Anchor Standard 10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.

Create works of art about events in home, school, or community life.

Grade 3

Grade 3: History: Change, Continuity and Context: HIST 3.2 Compare life in specific historical time periods to life today.
Grade 3: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.

Elaborate on an imaginative idea.
Grade 3: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 3: Refine and complete artistic work.

Elaborate visual information by adding details in an artwork to enhance emerging meaning.

Grade 4

Grade 4: Geography: Human Population: Spatial Patterns and Movement GEO 4.6 Explain how cultural and environmental characteristics affect the distribution and movement of people, goods, and ideas.
Grade 4: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.

Brainstorm multiple approaches to a creative art or design problem.
Grade 4: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 3: Refine and complete artistic work.

Revise artwork in progress on the basis of insights gained through peer discussion.

Grade 5

Grade 5: History: Change, Continuity and Context: HIST 5.2 Compare life in specific historical periods to life today.


Grade 5: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.

Combine ideas to generate an innovative idea for art-making.

Grade 5: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 3: Refine and complete artistic work.

Create artist statements using art vocabulary to describe personal choices in art-making.