Monday, October 27, 2014

Weaving with a stick loom

We are going to create a weaving on a "v" or "y" stick shaped loom. The loom  holds the wrap threads.
I will be grading you on your color scheme and whether or not you used 4 or more colors. 
I will also be grading you on if you at least 2 of the special weaving techniques. Hand outs on your table.  

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.  The celebration takes place on November 1 and 2.
 People go to cemeteries to be with the souls of the departed and build private altars containing the favorite foods and beverages, as well as photos and memorabilia, of the departed. The intent is to encourage visits by the souls, so the souls will hear the prayers and the comments of the living directed to them. Celebrations can take a humorous tone, as celebrants remember funny events and anecdotes about the departed.

We will be creating clay sugar skulls. A clay demonstration will be given on how to make 3D / flat skulls.