Mexico – TeachKidsArt http://www.teachkidsart.net a resource for teaching art to kids! Thu, 02 Nov 2017 17:27:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Ceramic Sugar Skull Plate for Dia de los Muertos http://www.teachkidsart.net/ceramic-sugar-skull-plate-for-dia-de-los-muertos/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/ceramic-sugar-skull-plate-for-dia-de-los-muertos/#comments Wed, 01 Nov 2017 19:43:30 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=5223

November 1st and 2nd is a Mexican holiday known as “Dia de los Muertos” or “Day of the Dead”….. an no, it isn’t “Mexican Halloween”! It’s not meant to be scary, spooky, or morbid, but rather a colorful tradition of honoring loved ones who have passed. I’m blessed to live in an area of the […] ]]>
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Easy Sugar Skull Ceramic Planter/Pot http://www.teachkidsart.net/easy-sugar-skull-ceramic-planterpot/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/easy-sugar-skull-ceramic-planterpot/#comments Thu, 12 Oct 2017 03:33:02 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=5182

As if we needed one more reason to love Trader Joe’s…. THIS sugar skull succulent planter! My students were asking for a project for Day of the Dead, so when I saw these awesome sugar skull succulent planters I knew I had to come up with a good way to make them! So here it […] ]]>
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Day of the Dead – Ofrenda Painting http://www.teachkidsart.net/day-of-the-dead-ofrenda-painting/ Sat, 19 Oct 2013 16:36:01 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=2272

The popular Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead (or Dia de Los Muertos), gives us many opportunities for colorful art lessons combined with learning about another culture! True confession time…. when I moved from a small town in upstate New York to go to college in California, I had no idea what Day of the Dead was…. I […] ]]>
Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos Projects http://www.teachkidsart.net/day-of-the-dead-dia-de-los-muertos-projects/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/day-of-the-dead-dia-de-los-muertos-projects/#comments Tue, 23 Oct 2012 05:09:46 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=1320

Day of the Dead (or Dia de los Muertos) is right around the corner!  Don’t miss the opportunity to share this important cultural tradition with your students.  Often misunderstood, this popular Mex­i­can hol­i­day hon­or­s ances­tors and loved ones who have died, and is cel­e­brated each year on Novem­ber 1st & 2nd. This family-centered hol­i­day cel­e­brates the cycle of […] ]]>
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“Day of the Dead Prints” inspired by Jose Posada http://www.teachkidsart.net/day-of-dead-prints-inspired-by-jose/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/day-of-dead-prints-inspired-by-jose/#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2011 04:37:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2011/09/day-of-the-dead-prints-inspired-by-jose-posada.html

We had a blast at my Teach Kids Art: “Day of the Dead” workshop yesterday!  I added a new project this year, “Day of the Dead Prints” – inspired by Jose Posada.  Jose Posada (1852-1913) was a prolific Mexican folk artist and political satirist from Aguascallientes in central Mexico.  Posada began learning lithography (a form of printmaking using a […] ]]>
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Teacher Workshop: “Day of the Dead” Projects http://www.teachkidsart.net/teacher-workshop-day-of-dead-projects/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/teacher-workshop-day-of-dead-projects/#comments Fri, 23 Sep 2011 04:55:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2011/09/teacher-workshop-day-of-the-dead-projects.html

The popular Mexican holiday, “Day of the Dead” is just around the corner!  If you live on the California Central Coast, don’t miss your chance to get some great project ideas at my teacher workshop, “Teach Kids Art: ‘Day of the Dead’ Projects”…. this weekend only – Saturday, September 24th, 2011 from 9am-noon at Palace Art in Capitola.  I’ll be […] ]]>
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Mexican Papel Picado http://www.teachkidsart.net/mexican-papel-picado/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/mexican-papel-picado/#comments Sat, 16 Oct 2010 04:59:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2010/10/mexican-papel-picado.html

“Papel Picado”, or “cut paper”, is a colorful decoration found at most Mexican celebrations. The “secret” of success for making your own papel picado is to sandwich the thin tissue paper inside a folded, heavier weight paper before cutting it. This makes it easier to work with, less likely to tear, and gives you a […] ]]>
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Mexican Paper Marigolds for “Day of the Dead” http://www.teachkidsart.net/mexican-paper-marigolds-for-day-of-dead/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/mexican-paper-marigolds-for-day-of-dead/#comments Fri, 15 Oct 2010 06:10:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2010/10/mexican-paper-marigolds-for-day-of-the-dead.html

“Day of the Dead” is a traditional Mexican holiday for honoring ancestors and loved ones who have died, and is celebrated each year on November 1st & 2nd. This festive, family-centered holiday celebrates the cycle of life and highlights the Mexican peoples’ general acceptance, rather than fear, of death. Colorful marigolds are a regular feature […] ]]>
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“Day of the Dead” – a Teacher Workshop! http://www.teachkidsart.net/day-of-dead-teacher-workshop/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/day-of-dead-teacher-workshop/#comments Wed, 06 Oct 2010 02:55:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2010/10/day-of-the-dead-a-teacher-workshop.html

For those of you who call the California Central Coast your home, we have a special Teach Kids Art teacher workshop coming up this Saturday, October 9th, from 9am-noon at Palace Art in Capitola….. “Teach Kids ‘Day of the Dead’ Projects”! I will be co-teaching this workshop with K-12 Spanish teacher, Catherine Murray, from Rio […] ]]>
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“Faux” Mexican Bark “Paintings” http://www.teachkidsart.net/faux-mexican-bark-paintings/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/faux-mexican-bark-paintings/#comments Sun, 14 Mar 2010 08:28:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2010/03/faux-mexican-bark-paintings.html

These Mexican Bark “Paintings” by my 5th graders got more “wows” than any other project at our recent school art show. By using markers instead of paint, we saved time in both prep and clean-up, as well as the extra step of touching up with black Sharpie after painting. And the marker on the brown […] ]]>
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