This project was inspired by a friend's recent amazing trip to Macchu Picchu.
Truly a bucket list moment!
Since the chances of me making the trek there anytime soon are nonexistent, the consolation prize was to do an art lesson based on the Peruvian llamas. There are over 7 million llamas in South America. They are highly intelligent animals that are easily trained. They are raised for their wool, to carry loads and pull carts. And since they are in the camel family, they can survive weeks without water.
Jackie said this photo-bombing llama's name was Lucy
and a group of 30 of them live there year round to keep the grass down.
Beautiful Peruvian textiles
Sharpie and chalk pastel
Simple line work for our Peruvian textile backgrounds -
easy and approachable for my young groups
Watercolor and oil pastel resist