Designing a Day of Learning

Designing a Day of Learning photo

Students from the Three Village Academy collaborated with teachers and peers to create artistic Day of the Dead-inspired skull pattern designs.

During a field trip to Gallery North, the students learned about the significance this holiday plays in the Spanish culture and participated in Spanish lessons. After learning that the skull designs are based on traditional sugar skulls used to celebrate the holiday in Latin American countries, the students deployed their creativity to create original pieces of art. Equipped with bright colored pencils and black paper, the students sketched intricate designs and collaborated on their personal masterpieces with the help of the teachers in attendance, including Michael Sacco, Brian Scripture and Jim Swierupski. 

The completed projects will be put on display at the gallery at a later date and a reception will be held in the students’ honor. 

A similar project was completed at P.J. Gelinas Junior High School with the eight-grade students in Mr. Sacco’s art classes.