Praising our Land, Honoring our Ancestors

 One of our students overjoyed with her beautiful face painting design at the Harvest Festival.

One of our students overjoyed with her beautiful face painting design at the Harvest Festival.

 To the left our Hoover staff, Neeka, face painting a student with a sugar skull design.

To the left our Hoover staff, Neeka, face painting a student with a sugar skull design.

Tis a season of pumpkin carving and ancestor honoring! For this year's Harvest Festival at Hoover Elementary School, our ArtEsteem Art Mobile paid the Hoover community a visit, providing face painting and calavera mask-making. The Art Esteem Art Mobile themed its art activities after the Dia de los Muertos tradition that a great number of the Hoover community culturally-practice.

Students gathered by the dozens as everyone waited patiently, and eagerly, to get their face painted in the resemblance of sugar skull-inspired designs. With the help of Hoover staff, and even Hoover students themselves, packs of students left joyfully with beautiful designs on their faces. 

While face painting seemed to be the hot ticket, the calavera mask-making was a great success in itself, churning out over a 150 completed projects! The participating students got a glimpse of some of the many methods to creating their own calavera. 

 In center our staff, Eduardo, facilitating a calavera mask making lesson.

In center our staff, Eduardo, facilitating a calavera mask making lesson.