Zilker Elementary Art Class

Zilker Elementary Art Class

Friday, October 30, 2015

Dias de Los Muertos

 Third and Fifth grade art students study Mexican Folk Art for the Days of the Dead, or Dias de Los Muertos, which is celebrated on November 1 and 2 in Mexico and many other Latin American countries.This is a time where families remember the people who have died, and create an altar in their homes honoring the person's memory.  Here is a display describing the holiday and the many different ways artists use art to celebrate this important cultural event.
 Third and Fifth graders each made a work using the skull or skeleton, which is a common image used by Mexican artists such as Jose Posada.

To see these beautiful works of art closer, go to the links below.

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