The second graders just finished a sculpture unit on Oaxacan alebrijes, a folk art from Mexico. The students glued wooden blocks and cylinders into animal shapes to mimic the traditional wood carvings of animals. Like the alebrijes from Oaxaca, the 2nd graders painted their sculptures in bright colors and patterns. To celebrate the end of the project, we declared this past Wednesday as Oaxacan Animal Day. The students came to school wearing mismatched patterns and colors, and they looked great!!!
Oaxacan Alebrijes October 14, 2010