Zilker Elementary Art Class

Zilker Elementary Art Class

Monday, October 26, 2015

5th Grade Symmetrical Sugar Skulls

Fifth Grade Artists are studying the beautiful art of Dias de los Muertos, or Days of the Dead.  Celebrated on November 1 and 2 in many Latin American countries, and here in Texas, people remember the lives of their family members or friends who have died.  Some families set up an ofrenda, or altar, in their homes that includes a photo of the person they are remembering, the person's favorite food, flowers, candles, and sugar skulls.  We looked carefully at the art of the sugar skulls, and made some of our own intricate patterns in a drawing of a sugar skull.
One of the criteria for the drawings was symmetry.  Students drew one side of the skull, then had to carefully trace so that the second side was symmetrical.  Then students added color with markers.

See the finished works here on Artsonia!

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