photo by Guillermo Delgado

Local artist Guillermo Delgado has been partnering with Ms. Nelson at Whittier for more than 10 years. In May, 2010, their Art Start students created beautiful paintings about nature, dreams, and a personal calender, inspired by the Aztec calender. The second graders painted with gouache paint and created their own Amate-like paper. Amate is a form of paper that was manufactured in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, made by boiling the inner bark of several species of trees, particularly fig trees.

Click here to see a slideshow their work (photos are by Guillermo Delgado).