When I was researching Indian Art and Craft for our Cultural Heritage focus this year, I came across a blurb about art from the Warli tribe. Their artwork has a lot of pattern and repetition of simple shapes. The figures of people are made from geometric shapes and they are usually working on day to day tasks. While most intermediate students gravitated toward the starting points of animals or mehndi, a few students were excited about drawing people without the intimidating details.
The students used the style of Warli tribal art and depicted something that was of interest to them. The artwork above is a drawing of a space station made with white colored pencil on brown construction paper. Some students drew scenes of their lives, like recess, and interests, like Minecraft.
You can see some pictures of Warli tribal murals here!