Traci began with a presentation about famous artwork incorporating the them of Greek mythology and then broadened it into the experience the students have had with Greek mythology through our work in the classroom. The students then sketched their own interpretations of the mythology and our language.
The second day of our work with Traci the students created their sculptures using a medium called sculpy. Some students created plates while others created an actual head of the god/goddess of his/her choosing.
On the final day the students painted their creations. Traci talked with them about the importance of color and symbolism throughout the project.
This was an amazing project. I was so impressed with the students' artwork and the effort they put into making the sculptures. The interpretations of the mythological vocabulary through this artwork was wonderful.
I would like to thank Traci for her time and amazing ability to not only share her knowledge but to truly connect with the students. Her energy was contagious! I would also like to thank Mr. Johnson for bringing this wonderful program to the students at SES. His appreciation for the importance of these types of projects in making learning meaningful to students and his commitment to making the programs possible is most definitely appreciated.
**Be sure to check out pictures of individual work on the photo gallery page.