Project Description

To create an original work of art inspired by The Day of the Dead using pattern and bold colors with markers, colored pencils and ink.

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Content: The top 3 things I learned from this showcase were:

Our teacher told us to make a piece inspired by Day of the Dead, a holiday celebrated in Hispanic cultures to honor those who have passed on. I was extremely excited to make this piece because Day of the Dead is such a beautiful holiday to me. I used marker and a small bit of colored pencil.

Culture: This project relates or connects to my family, background, peers, community or my own personal interests in these ways:

My mom is the reason why I love this holiday so much. She loves the holiday too and has really informed me about a lot of the things that happen during Day of the Dead. Every year she decorates the house with sugar skulls.

Metacognition: In reflection, one thing that I would have done differently during my journey with this showcase is:

The part that taught me the most was dealing with my frustration because I’m normally a pretty frustrated person and it doesn’t take a lot to make me upset. So, learning different ways to deal with my frustrations will help me in the future.

Social/Emotional: One thing I am most proud of by completing this showcase is:

My preferred medium is colored pencils. I don’t work with marker much as I do with colored pencil, so doing this project helped me improve my skills with marker. I’m really proud of how I kept myself motivated while working on this piece. The patterns and make-up were challenging to figure out I was going to do for them and I’m proud of how it turned out. I also learned how to improvise when things don’t work out and that will come pretty handy in the future.

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