Samurai: Design Your Own Symbol
The imagery on a samurai’s armor expresses that samurai’s identity and source of inspiration or empowerment. Is there an image you connect with most?
Create your own hanging scroll and name seal.
Content Standards (California): VPA/VA 4.2.6: Use the interaction between positive and negative space expressively in a work of art. VPA/VA 4.4.4: Identify and describe how various cultures define and value art differently. VPA/VA 5.1.1: Identify and describe the principles of design in visual compositions, emphasizing unity and harmony. VPA/VA 5.2.4: Create an expressive abstract composition based on real objects. VPA/VA 6.5.3: Create artwork containing visual metaphors that express the traditions and myths of selected cultures.
Materials: scroll: plain white paper, decorative paper or fabric, two dowels, string, glue or tape; name seal: scratch paper, carbon paper, thin foam core cut into seal-size squares (about 3 inches square) or small rectangles, tape, medium-point black marker, red water-soluble printing ink, ink roller and tray, dull pencils or other incising tools