Day of the Dead – Lesson 2 Copy

“Dia de los Muertos” Day of the Dead

During this lesson you will be applying your knowledge and understanding of Mexican folk art and Día de los Muertos. You will take a look at the the offerings know as Calavera.

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We will look at symbolism and what each colour represents within the Calavera.

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Students will create unique Calavera Sugar skull design. Students will learn how to grid up their skull resource and apply their chosen design.

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Advanced student example of Calavera Skull Design.

Checklist before you start:

Materials that you will need before we start this lesson: A4 Sketchbook, pencils HB/2B, sharpener, eraser, ruler, colouring pencils, markers and black sharpie pen.

Watch: Day of the Dead Lesson 2 Presentation Video (Includes Teacher & Power point)

Download Powerpoint: Day of the Dead Lesson 2

Access to the internet to research : Day of the Dead & Mexican Folk Art. I recommend creating a Pinterest board with all your favourite imagery. Here’s my Pinterest board for your reference.

Download and Print: Skull outline and sugar skull designs

Watch: Day of the Dead Lesson 2 Demonstration Video (Have materials and resource sheets ready)

Once you have completed your skull design send a photo of it to butlerartschool@gmail.com, I will then mark it and give you feedback on what went well and how to improve.

Enjoy the lesson and I cannot wait to see your creation.