One of the parents’ and students’ favorite events every year at Spanish Schoolhouse, is the Latin American Art Expo. Each class learns about a different Latin artist, their background, and their style of art. They are introduced to one of the artist’s famous works, and then the students have the opportunity to create their own version of the “obra” (artwork).
The students work with various colors, tools, and techniques to create their masterpieces. In addition to all the tactile learning that takes place, the preschoolers are learning about colors, shapes, proportions, and dimensions, among other things. For the older children with more complex projects, they are also learning patience and focus. The reward is evident in their proud smiles as they eagerly lead their parents, grandparents, and caregivers through the exhibit and show them the work they created. What a joy it is to watch them!
Many parents preserve their child’s SSH art project each year by framing it or creating a portfolio that will be treasured for years to come.
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