Spanish III Students at Ramona Creatively Combine Art and Language in the Classroom
Mrs. Norma Jovel’s Spanish III students at Ramona Convent Secondary School experienced a wonderful and creative lesson about the art of Fernando Botero who is a Colombian artist known for creating bloated, over-sized depictions of people, animals, and elements of the natural world. The objective of their assignment was to improve their communication skills and practice drawing or painting an object in Botero’s style. Mrs. Jovel described this project as “a fun way to introduce vocabulary. It gave me the opportunity to assess their communication skills.” Students thoroughly enjoyed the activity, especially the students who used food in their artwork. Overall, it was a unique experience for all students in the Spanish III course. The World Languages department at Ramona also offers French and Mandarin language courses to students in grades 9 – 12.
Ramona Convent Secondary School, 1701 West Ramona Road, Alhambra, (626) 282-4151 or visit www.ramonaconvent.org.