In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, students at Cesar Chavez Academy, created paper-mâché skulls. We worked with the Spanish Language Culture class to erect an ofrenda or altar in honor of the Day of the Dead.
A class of twenty-nine students worked together to create a mural for the Cesar Chavez Day of Service. The lesson plan was built around seeing and interpreting value. Each student worked on a small, individual square and we put the pieces together, like a puzzle, to make a large-scale painting.
Textile design using glue resist inspired by mudcloth from Mali
An individual piece of the larger Cesar Chavez “puzzle” mural
Styrofoam printmaking inspired by the work of José Guadalupe Posada
Half-face portraiture project to practice facial anatomy and value