Folk Art Folk art: is the term used for a wide variety of arts and crafts that reflect the traditions and social values of a variety of social groups. Folk art is generally created by individuals who have little or no academic artistic training, and do not indent their art to be “Fine Art”. Their creations often fulfill a purpose. Folk art creations include paintings, sculptures, and other decorative art forms. Most people also consider objects such as tools, toys, and costume as folk art. Throughout history, every culture creates things for their daily lives. By creating these things and decorating them, designs and styles are developed and become apart of the cultures identity, and visual style.
Folk Art Project For this project, you will chose a culture, and research the folk art those in the culture create. You may chose a culture that your family is apart of, or any culture you are interested in. You will look at the examples of this folk art, find the styles and themes that they use. After researching enough material, you will create a painting in your chosen folk arts style.