Each year in conjunction with their Spanish language program, students at Willowwind celebrate Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead. Students in art help to bring this colorful celebration to life. This year the kindergarten class made skull masks or calaveras. The first and second graders made calavera paintings and the third and fourth grade students made skeleton, calaca, paintings. The fifth and sixth grade students made plaster bandage masks for the alter. We talked about how the use of funny skeletons in Mexico is a way to make death less scary and to celebrate those who have passed away. We also looked at the artwork of José Guadalupe Posada.