Day of the Dead Skulls

Day of the Dead Skulls

Ks3 students have been developing and honing their artistic skills this half-term by creating a range of colourful skulls in recognition of the Mexican festivities, The Day of the Dead. In Southern and Central Mexico, in the early days of November, families and friends gather to pray for and remember those who have passed away. It is believed that the gates of Heaven are opened for two days and the spirits of the deceased are permitted to reunite with their loved ones. The holiday is recognised all over the world for the colourful, vibrant and distinctive art it continues to inspire, particularly the sugar skulls which line the market stalls throughout the festivities.

The students have been recreating skulls of their own and have experimented with different materials, techniques and processes. Starting with a batik fabric sample, the students have gone on to create some stunning pieces of work which have now been put on display inside the academy. Amazing work.

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