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So once again I was looking for a project in which I could really work with my 4th graders and their writing (something the 4th graders at my school have been struggling with).. and stumbled across this beauty of a theme - Mexican Votive Paintings!
Mexican votive paintings are traditionally religious paintings in which the artist creates an image (and a writing piece that goes with it) depicting an event that occurred in their life which caused them to give thanks to a saint or religious figure for helping them through it. In the beginning these paintings were just portraits.. but over time they became more narrative in nature (the images told a story). These paintings were also originally only created by the wealthy on canvases, but overtime as tin became more affordable, even the poor began creating their own!
|Church in Mexico filled with votive paintings!|
Using colored sharpies, students colored their foil drawings. They LOVEEEE this process! The colors turn out so bright and shiny because of the foil underneath (the pictures really don't do them justice)!
|Student Sample with writing|