Urbanization and Change in Folk Art

Folk art changes as it moves across time and space.  As we live in a transitional world, folk art adapts to new surroundings and updated materials. This section of lessons explores these adaptations.

 Bows and Arrows: Transforming Tools into Art Bows and Arrows: Transforming Tools into Art:
Consider how our perspective on tools change as they lose their utilitarian function and become viewed as art. Examine how these changes reflect on our identities.
 Woven Quilts: Documenting Time and Place Woven Quilts: Documenting Time and Place:
Research varying approaches to making a quilt, find out how quilt names are related to time and place, and experiment with ways in which they function in everyday life.
 Woodcut Painting: Investigating Protective Powers in Context Woodcut Painting: Investigating Protective Powers in Context:
Consider the ways in which various cultures make protective images and analyze how imperfections sometimes communicate powerful responses.
 Shoe Making and Embroidery: Telling Stories by Investigating Shoe Design Shoe Making and Embroidery: Telling Stories by Investigating Shoe Design:
Experiment with shoe design and the stories they evoke by extending on ideas learned from Chinese embroidered shoes and how they function through tradition and innovation.
 Roof Raising: Examining Home Spaces and Home Blessings Roof Raising: Examining Home Spaces and Home Blessings:
Examine varying home designs and home blessings and the ways in which they evoke feelings of security and comfort for the inhabitants.