by Melissa Kehr, O'Roarke Elementary School

This is a 5th grade Visual Arts Lesson in which students research a Japanese Netsuke with Sagemono.

Introduction

The Netsuke

You are the Modern Art Curator at a world reknown art museum and the museum just received a large donation of 200 Netsukes to be added to the permanent collection! Unfortunately, the Asian Art Curator is in China trying to acquire more works of art and the Museum needs you to provide a thank you gesture in the form of a handmade Netsuke to the donor. To help you, the Asian Art Curator's Assistant has put together a guide for you to complete the project, but he is busy trying to put the exhibition together! Please complete the assignment to the best of your ability to return the kind gesture to the donor.