Wabanaki Double-Curve Designs: Printed Patterns
Author: Brian McPherson
In this unit students will create a patterned print inspired by Native American Wabanaki double-curve designs. During the process the young artists will examine and analyze historic examples of double-curve designs created by the Wabanaki to decorate and enhance their cultural artifacts. This experience will lead the students to create personal interpretations of the double-curve designs that will be sued as the central design motif for a repeat patterned print. Students will prepare their finished artwork for a class exhibition and reflect on their learning in a written response.