4th graders learned about the city of Paracho, Mexico; a city located just 2 hours south of Guadalajara. The interesting thing about the city of Paracho is that it is said to have more guitar-making artisans within its population of approximately 17,000 people, than in the entire United States!
Guitar making is a tradition passed down from generation to generation and is a source of income for the people of Paracho. The guitar-making also attracts a bit of tourism for the city as it hosts a Guitar Festival each year.
Students learned about the parts of a guitar through Smart Board matching game. Next they reviewed the warm and cool colors of the color wheel. Students choose one color scheme and sponge painted their paper with those colors. They then used the opposite color scheme to add the details of the guitar.
***Wonderful lesson and background info from Art with Mrs. Nguyen blog***