Both my 7th and 8th grade classes have been studying El Dia de Los Muertos this quarter. This is a Latin American holiday that occurs on November 1st and 2nd. Although Hispanic Heritage Month was in October, I thought it was fitting to introduce this holiday and celebration at the end of October. 7th graders created prints inspired by the sugar skulls associated with El Dia de Los Muertos and 8th graders are in the process of creating papier-mache masks inspired by the same sugar skulls. In addition, students studied this holiday in Spanish class so we are integrating that prior knowledge into the art room. I can't wait to photograph their finished products!
Below you will find some of the amazing works in progress and finished works from 1st and the beginning of 2nd quarter. Enjoy!