Today we finally started to use some of the shred paper ROSS University donated us... It is an excelent material for Papier maché and here we are making the puppets. Next weeks will be painting and making the costumes and then... we will start rehearsals for the Puppet Show!
Today we worked on making paper "fabric" to make our Carnival Costumes. Tecla is going to be a flower (kind of representing Agriculture) and Gina is going to be a Mermaid (to represent Fishing). I am very pleased that for the first time on the academic year Junica liked the music I played, the reason? it was... this year's Dominican Calypsos! Junica helped a lot painting the floral paper fabric of Tecla's dress. Can't wait until tomorrow!
Today we worked a bit on the masks (painting them) and off course more got excited about Carnival but since there is no time for making a mask AND painting it before Carnival, we started to work on costumes: so far there is going to be a flower, a mermaid and three butterflies... We are using a bag of scraps donated by a local Seamstress, cardboard from Cereal boxes and glue...
We finally finished the entrance of CALLS here are the main painters of the second part at full work: Gina, Tecla and Nicauri. We also had some great helpers doing the work that makes things flow easier like Paul and Clarizia holding the paint bottles and other painters that are not pictured here. We still need to make a little sign to indicate Ross Italian Club donated the paint for this project.
We finally started working on the mural. I was out of the island for several weeks so I did not teach for the previous three weeks. Thanks to Peace Corp Worker Mary Steinke from United States the Art Class had a teacher and now we are at the end of the year. Lauren Scaglione, representative of IASA at Ross or Italian American Student Association donated some money for the Art Class, which we decided shall be used to buy materials for the mural. The first profile in orange is Ms Douglas, the principal over the last 10 years and main inspiration for me, teachers and lots of trainees past and present.