There is no doubt that this is one of my all-time favorite lessons to teach at the Florida Art Education Association Conference! Maybe someday if I have enough guts I'll teach it at NAEA too! It is such a wonderful lesson that marries culture with art-making with a sprinkle of Common Core on top!
(If you would like to see the list of materials to use and how to assemble the dolls, please visit one of my previous posts about this lesson here.)
Of cousre doing this lesson with teachers rather than students has it's advantages- teachers can sew and are just more careful and thoughtful with materials and ideas. Students still do a nice job with these, though! This particular doll (above) was created by a teacher who spent her childhood growing up in Jamaica, hence the beautiful colored fabric she used for her skirt!
A "class picture" of our Ndebele Dolls from the 2014 Florida Art Education Association Annual Conference in Daytona Beach!
This participant said her greatest memory was having her daughter on Christmas Day. I love the tiny tuft of hair on the baby's head!
If you are interested in teaching this lesson in your art class (it is adaptable to ALL levels...even adults!) you can get the PowerPoint at Teachers Pay Teachers!