Saturday, February 20, 2010
In parts of southern Africa women decorate the outside walls of their houses with vivid and bold designs. Many have use geometric designs to resemble various styles of architecture. These are our interpretations created using geometric shapes in symmetrical placement. FIrst we folded the paper and cut the roof line. Second, we used rulers and geometric shapes to create the symmetrical designs on the house. Once all shapes were designed in pencil the students painted in the shapes. The next class period students outlined with a sharpie chisel marker to get the wide designs. While students were outlining an adding more designs other students were painting the background murals to represent the landscape of Africa.