Ojo de Dios
( God’s Eye)
By Stacy Wong
Students will create their own Ojo de Dios, God’s Eye, with wooden sticks and brightly colored yarn. All students will learn the basic technique for wrapping yarns around the wooden sticks. Older students will learn advanced yarn-wrapping techniques and learn how to combine and attach multiple Ojo de Dios sizes.
Students will learn about the history and the symbolism associated with the Ojo de Dios.
Students will learn about their modern interpretation, their continued popularity and the reinvention by today’s artists and makers.
Students will create a God’s Eye using wood sticks and yarn.
• Assorted Yarn (any colors, but traditional colors are black, white, blue, red, green, yellow, and purple).
• 2-3 pieces of foraged sticks or branches, wood dowels, or wooden coffee stir sticks (6-12” in length):
o Two sticks for younger students.
o Two or three for older students.
▪ Distance Learning Tips – Suggestions to help make this experience enjoyable for all.
▪ Elements of Art – Resource sheet with vocabulary used by artists.