This year for Calendar Art we decided to use Mexican Folk Art and Aboriginal Art as our inspiration. We loved how colourful the Mexican art is and celebrations about 'Day of the Dead' really interested us.
The traditions and celebrations in Mexican homes and cemeteries during the Day of the Dead seem strange, if not incomprehensible. There is mourning and rejoicing; sadness and silliness - woven together into one emotional fabric.
To Mexicans, it's like welcoming the return of a dear friend or relative, who moved far away and visits just once a year. Mexicans try very hard to be with their families for this fiesta, as the living and the dead gather for the most complete of family reunions.
After looking at many examples the children in the class decided which type of art they would try. Everyone was asked to draft their drawing and try colours that they wanted to use. Once that decision was made they were given their good copy of card to complete their masterpiece.
Check out their incredible work!