African Painted Walls

Grade 4

Jenifer Cameron, Art Specialist

Students 'travel' to the region of Burkina Faso in Western Africa to learn about the well-known painted houses. After studying the artists and their work, students create a narrative wall painting using silhouettes and paint. They also incorporate patterns and traditional or personal symbols into their work.

Objectives and assessment criteria

Students will:

  1. locate Burkina Faso on a map.
  2. learn a basic drawing technique using ovals and rectangles.
  3. demonstrate how to make a silhouette from a drawn form.
  4. represent components of a story in their artwork using symbolism.