Friday, September 18, 2015

Finishing up Posters & Dia de los Muertos Calvaras Papier-mâché

Today in class we finished up our Elements and Principles posters. We also started work on creating a Day of the Dead sculpture. Students had to create two different sketches or designs of what their skull would look like. We are focusing on color, line, symmetry, rhythm, and form.

We created an armature with a plastic bag and stuffed with with newspapers. We then took some masking tape to help shape and create the top part of the mandible. We then proceeded to start the Papier-mâché process.

We also had a brief explanation about the Day of the Dead in class.
Dia de los Muertos—The Day of the Dead—is a holiday celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. The festival is celebrated all throughout Latin America, however, Dia de los Muertos is most strongly associated with Mexico, where the tradition originated.
Source: National Geographic