Monday, October 1, 2018

Sun and the Moon

These are some pieces that we completed in one of my art camp sessions this summer.  It is a great lesson to do on culture, and while many cultures have worshiped the symbols of the sun and the moon, the Aztecs are a great place to start with the symbolism.
First, the circle is a common symbol to use for the circle of life, and well, the sun and the moon fit perfectly in that category.  They are also the perfect balance of one another.  While the sun is the symbol for rebirth, energy, strength, light, and power, the moon symbolizes cooling, calm, reflection, mystery, and the dream world.
After the students practiced their images, we just did a simple water color resist painting.