The crates are here… and Austin High School started work on their ofrendas last Monday! The classroom buzzed with discussion as Mr. Brobeck and his student teacher, Emily, went from table to table. Students brainstormed lists of ancestors, friends, family and famous people, from grandfathers to Tupac. Some young artists had already sketched plans for their ofrenda, while others had only considered an idea.
Students discussed the subjects of their ofrendas, recounting memories, family stories, and feelings. Gabe (right) thought about honoring the artist and writer Theodor Geisel, or as he’s better known, Dr. Seuss.
The crates wait for artists to fill them up; expect to see some fantastic memorials. It’s great to see such a wide variety of subjects, and to see students so inspired by each other’s thoughts. Soon, students will upload videos on the idea-generating process– remember to tune in and see what other young artists are thinking!