September 15 to October 15 is celebrated nationwide as National Hispanic Heritage Month. It traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. In the art classes at Schirra and Miller Elementary Schools students studied the contributions of Hispanic and Latino art, artists, and artisans. The students learned about the concepts, motifs, textile arts, geographic influences, and folk tales of various Latin American countries. Students created projects based on Mexican Folk Art, Panama Mola Cuna Designs, and Textile Weaving Techniques of South America. Pictured below are various grades’ working and completed art pieces.
The students in kindergarten learned about Mexican Folk art through the art of the Aztec. They used line, pattern, and color to paint an Aztec Sun.
The students in 1st and 2nd grade learned about the art of South America. They looked at various artisans, motifs and concepts of the region. They used line, pattern, and color to paint a Peruvian inspired background and illustrated a Llama which is commonly found in the region.