Kinder Kente Cloth

It’s February and so begins Black History Month! As a strong proponent for culture, I want to make sure my students learn as much as possible about other cultures while they are with me.

The kindies first listened to a story called The Spider Weaver: The Legend of Kente Cloth and learned what it was. Then they watched a brief video of what the real thing looked like and then we got artsy!

First by painting stripes on red, yellow and green paper. Then the next time they came to the art room, we painted patterns on white paper.

Kinder Kente Cloth Weavings

Kinder Kente Cloth Weavings

Kinder Kente Cloth Weavings

Then I cut strips from the original striped paper and cut strips onto the patterned paper, careful not to cut the entire paper.

Then they wove the two together.

Kinder Kente Cloth Weavings


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Great Job Kindies!

Ms. Luna's signature


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.

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