Tag Archives: Mexico

Welcome to Art Class with the Amazing Art Teacher

Here is one of my many animated introductory lessons. Students love my Bitmoji. My videos are great to increase student engagement, motivation and enhance learning.

Viva la Frida 🌺🌼🌸💓🙌🏽

This is one of my favorites! My Grade 4 students learned all about Frida Kahlo and her brilliant self portraits. This was a multi-media lesson beginning with a guided demonstration on how to draw Frida. Students used oil pastels and watercolors to design their portraits and background. Lastly students created tissue paper flowers for her crown.

My Grade 1 students had fun choosing funny animals to represent Frida. They used sponge paint to design a textured frame. Students created tissue paper flowers to add actual texture and black felt for Frida’s infamous unibrow.

I must say I’m obsessed with the outcome and the amazing artwork of my little artists.🎨💓

Bienvinidos a Mexico

Welcome to Mexico

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Student Passports (Stamped-Mexico)

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Just an Amazing Art Teacher and her Mariache 💃🏽🇲🇽

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Hola Estudiantes y bienvinidos a Mexico 

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Sombrero Making 

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Me as Frida Kahlo

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My students visit Mexico twice a year in October for “El Dia de los Muertos” and again in May for “Cinco de Mayo”.

So Lucky 🍀 of course they need their passports. (Which I created for them for my “Art around the World” unit.

In May students learn that Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867).  I explain that in Mexico 🇲🇽 it’s a minor holiday but in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.

In addition students make sombreros, Papel  picado, and learn about one of my favorite Artist Frida Kahlo and yes I dress up like her. My students love all my costumes and I love giving them life long experiences. I also give them information about Diego Rivera. Students create self-portraits inspired my Frida as well as a collaborative mural inspired by Diego. 👩🏽‍🎨❤️🇲🇽🎨