Friday, December 3, 2010
My 6th grade artists have just completed wonderful works of art in the form of molas.
The mola forms part of the traditional costume of a Kuna woman. Kuna or Cuna is the name of an indigenous people of Panama and Colombia.
We looked at a variety of molas and admired the beautiful details, layers, and mostly the colors struck as as stunning.
The students then went to work sketching out animals and details they would then transform into molas.
We used layers of colored paper to create a mola inspired collage. Students used their sketches as maps for how to create their own mola.
The results are eye catching and just as fun as the original molas of the Kuna people.
Be Well and Enjoy!