Art Lesson: Y is for Yak

Photo Nov 12, 5 28 48 PMThe yak is found throughout the Himalaya region of south Central Asia, the Tibetan Plateau and as far north as Mongolia and Russia. Most yaks are domesticated. There is also a small, vulnerable population of wild yaks,  In the 1990s, a concerted effort was undertaken to help save the wild yak population.

Yaks are heavily built animals with a bulky frame, sturdy legs, and rounded cloven hooves. They are the only wild bovids of this size with extremely dense, long fur that hangs down lower than the belly. Wild yaks are generally dark, blackish to brown, in coloration. However, domestic yaks can be quite variable in color, often having patches of rusty brown and cream. They have small ears and a wide forehead, with smooth horns that are generally dark in color.

In this lesson children drew yaks and the A prayer flag which is a colorful rectangular cloth, often found strung along mountain ridges and peaks high in the Himalayas. They are used to bless the surrounding countryside and for other purposes.

You will also find a few rocks in these drawings as much of the landscape is rocky.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwEkp-ITdRQ

Drawn by a 6 year old

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Drawn by a 6 year old

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Drawn by a 7 year old

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Drawn by a 5 year old

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Drawn by a 4 year old

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Drawn by a 4 year old

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Drawn by a 4 year old

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Y is for Yak!

 

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