Tuesday, November 1, 2016

We had a great turnout for our Dia de los Muertos celebration!  There was school wide participation for the music performance, traditional dancing, and art making.  I was not able to get to the other areas, so if you have any photos from this event, please send them my way and I will be happy to add them to this post.  Was very glad to find these Fred and Friends Sweet Spirits cookie cutters, they were perfect for the clay skulls.  Here are some photos of the sugar skulls.  Thanks to the RLE staff and guests who made the event a success.  We hope everyone enjoyed it!  ART SMART words: Calaveras (skull), offrenda (offering), altar, marigold and symmetry.  

Ms. Wilson and her intern, Ms. Troha helped students embellish
their clay skulls with feathers, glitter and jewels

The set came with 4 designs.  The templates were easy to handle and plastic over the clay before cutting made for easy removal.  

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Michelle "Meche" Farah; I have a BFA in Painting and Illustration and Art History Minor from The Savannah College of Art and Design. Before I discovered a love to teach, I worked in interior design, and film production. My teaching certification is from Jacksonville University. This is my 13th year as a teacher and 4th year at Fort Caroline Middle. I teach Art History and sculpture. I am a professional decorative painting artist and a former board member of NeFAEA- Northeast Florida Art Educators Association. I am an active FAEA- Florida Art Education member and attend state conference every year. I have also attended nationals conference several times. My FAVORITE project is "Recycle-Transformation" which simply means going green and making old items new and appreciated. Our FUTURE is in our hands, I include recycled materials in student projects. In my art program students practice the disciplines of art history, art production, art aesthetics, and art criticism. It is not only important to make and learn about art but how to discuss it and bring value and meaning to it. Thanks for viewing our art blog, we are glad you stopped by!