Hispanic History Month: Panamanian Molas

What a fun math filled lesson this has been for the 3rd graders!

They learned about the textile art native of Panama called Molas!

They first drew a large animal in the center of their papers then they could use stencils to make smaller animals as long as they made both sides identical, or symmetrical. This definition was reinforced through out the entire lesson. Then they went around the lines they drew, using different colors every time.

3rd grade Molas

3rd grade Molas




The results were awesome!


3rd Grade Mola


3rd Grade Mola 3rd Grade Mola 3rd Grade Mola 3rd Grade Mola

Not totally what the assignment was, but cute none the less.

Not totally what the assignment was, but cute none the less.

Till next time!

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About Ms. Luna

Here we go! Year number four! Teaching artist at Mark Twain Elementary! I started my career in 2002, in the New York City Schools as a Special Education Middle School teacher. Moving back to my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, I continued teaching Special Education and also began teaching after school and summer art programs. Moving again to Houston, Texas. I have taught all levels and abilities from kindergarten to college and am very excited to be teaching here at Mark Twain! I am also a professional artist and designer that shows work worldwide. I have been featured in the Houston Chronicle, Austin Fashion Week, Houston Press, and at the Grassi Museum of the Applied Arts in Germany. I hold a Masters of Science in Special Education from Manhattan College and a Masters of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University. I currently am teaching grades kindergarten through fifth and am an adjuct art professor at Alvin Community College.

2 responses to “Hispanic History Month: Panamanian Molas

  1. Donna Carbine

    Nice Artwork!!

  2. Pingback: “Pop”ping Rodeo Art Animals | Slanging Paint In 160

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